Tomi Lahren Ripped For Saying 'More Thought And Especially More Prayer' Needed After Mass Shootings: 'Hypocrite!'

Social media users ripped Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren on Tuesday for saying "more thought and especially more prayer" is needed in the wake of two deadly mass shootings in America.

"Maybe more thought and especially more prayer are exactly what we need in this country," the television personality tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, alongside a link to a clip of her talking about the "two tragedies" that occurred over the weekend.

In the video, Lahren defends Trump from critics who argue that his inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants had effectively encouraged the hate and violence in the El Paso and Dayton shootings.

"The tragedies in El Paso and Dayton are not Trump's fault, they are not the NRA's fault, the shooters are to blame," she said. "Guns have been a part of this nation since its founding, but we've had these frequent mass shootings in the last 20 years so clearly there is something else wrong here."

Calls for stricter gun control measures flooded social media for the second time in one week, after a gunman killed 20 people and injured at least 26 others in a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday. #GunControlNow began trending over the weekend, with tens of thousands of Americans calling on U.S. leaders to implement tighter laws in order to keep citizens safe from gun violence. The hashtag also trended late last month after a separate gunman opened fire on festival goers at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

In addition to defending the president, Lahren argued that guns "protect life." "Infringing on the rights of law-abiding Americans, making it more difficult for us to protect and defend ourselves, our families and our communities from mentally ill monsters will certainly not solve this problem," the host added. "Guns take life, but guns also protect life. Too often that fact is ignored."

Twitter users rebuked Lahren's remarks on Tuesday, with thousands of people condemning the conservative host for her sentiments.

"You can keep your prayers hypocrite!," Twitter user @JRBanTwittler wrote.

"I pray that you delete your account," Paulette Feeney tweeted.

"Maybe more thought and less FOX especially Tomi are exactly what we need in this country," Twitter user @proudfeminist47 wrote.

"I prayed that the rain would melt you and it didn't work. Was i doing it wrong?" Twitter user @Onthefritzie wrote.

"Great. You go first. Get off Twitter, get into a church and start praying, and don't stop until your god has fixed everything," Twitter user @TheAthiestPig wrote.

"Again not everyone in this country prays to your god or any. That is what freedom is about," Twitter user @Katpa73 wrote.

"This country needs less pretend patriotism and faux Christianity that propaganda central aka Fox 'News' specializes in," Twitter user @rockinrob7970 wrote.

"Doesn't work I've been praying for months that morons like you and Trump would wither up and blow away somewhere," Terry Johnson tweeted.

"Maybe actually doing something is exactly what we need in this country. The praying doesn't seem to be working," Twitter user @djmateo2 wrote.

"For thoughts and prayers you would need a brain and a God respectively. You lack both," author John Pavlovitz tweeted. "That's why you continually post vicious, mindless garbage all day that shows you would actually hate the Biblical Jesus—and try pretend you're spiritual. Sit way down."

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Tomi Lahren speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Americans took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize Lahren for saying that "more thought and especially more prayer" is needed in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend that left dozens dead. Rich Polk/Getty