Over the weekend, liberals and conservatives alike gathered at Politicon in Pasadena, California for a panel discussion between Chelsea Handler and Tomi Lahren. The two outspoken women have little more in common than their blonde hair color, but that didn’t stop them from having a productive dialogue about our country’s current political state.
Those who were not able to attend the event are curious to know where they can watch the Chelsea Handler vs. Tomi Lahren Politicon full debate. Luckily, the full panel discussion was caught on tape.
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During their conversation — which some audience members are calling a debate — Handler and Lahren sat down in an attempt to understand each other’s drastically different points of view.
“The one thing I have learned from this election is how divided we are and how little understanding I have of people that aren’t necessarily like me. So, I want to change that,” Handler explained.
Handler also revealed that she had wanted to speak with Lahren for quite some time: “I like any woman who is very opinionated,” Handler said.
In perhaps the most controversial part of the discussion, Lahren — an adamant Obamacare critic who supports its repeal — admitted to still being on her parents’ health insurance. A provision in the ACA that allows people age 26 and under to stay on their parents’ plan is the reason why she is still insured despite her current unemployment status.
This prompted the audience to boo repeatedly at the conservative commentator’s apparent hypocrisy, to which Handler responded, “Stop. She is being honest.”
In a wry attempt to find common ground, Lahren asserted, “We both also like 50 Cent,” referencing the rapper whom Handler once dated.
In typical Chelsea fashion, Handler retorted, “I never said I liked 50 Cent. I just had sex with him.”
While we doubt Handler or Lahren will ever find true political common ground, we hope that more open-minded discussions like theirs will continue to happen in the coming years.
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