Following Monday’s announcement that the lawsuit between Tomi Lahren and TheBlaze’s founder Glenn Beck had been settled, the conservative millennial firebrand gave an exclusive interview to Playboy magazine about her fallout with her previous employer and her future prospects, particularly working at a cable news giant like MSNBC or Fox News.
“Of course I would [work for Fox News]. I mean, that’s the Mecca,” Lahren said. “But I don’t care what the outlet is. I would work for MSNBC if I could be me and be authentic and genuine, and do what I do.”
She continued. “That’s the thing about me: I can learn and I can grow, but you’re not getting some empty vessel that you can make with it what you want. I think I’ve proven time and time again that I’m not easily tamed. I would consider going anywhere. But I just want to be able to pursue what’s next. I want the freedom to find that out.”
When asked if her comments about abortion and being pro-choice had anything to do with her “firing,” Lahren said, “Well, I went on The View on the 17th and I was fired on the 20th, so I’ll let you make of that what you will.”
She dismissed the rumors about being too demanding, hard to work with, or a diva, simply saying, “One thing my parents never raised me to be was a diva. I’m pretty low maintenance. I’m the hardest worker you’ll ever meet. Anything to the contrary, I would look at the source and ask what their motivation is for saying this. Are they doing it because they really think that or are we in a lawsuit and they’re trying to smear me?”
Lahren also expressed her interest at speaking at UC-Berkeley. She views it as a challenge given the fact that multiple conservative speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter were canceled by the university because their message triggered Antifa protesters to riot and cause violence in the streets.
“They seem to want to combat what they see as ‘white supremacy’ by burning down their own campus is beyond me,” Lahren explained. “It’s this whole notion that they want to silence what they don’t like. So destructive. A college campus should be the number once place where you hear speech that you might not agree with, that might challenges your worldview. If the thought of listening to these people disgusts you, don’t f**king go. It’s not mandatory. You’re not getting school credit for it. If your response to throw rocks at people and hit people with Trump hats on or spray pepper spray in their face? Really, that’s your response?”