In a CNN appearance this Sunday, GOP strategist Ana Navarro addressed President Trump’s recent comments on Twitter where he told “‘Progressive’ Democrat Women,” presumably referring to figures such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), to go back to their respective countries. According to Navarro, Trump should be a little more thought-out when he talks about immigrants.
She first slammed her own party for not making it a point to condemn the President’s tweets.
“Republicans have neglected their responsibility when it comes to Donald Trump three years now and I don’t think that will change because of this horrible tweet, but frankly, Republicans should be speaking out against this, calling it what it is,” she said. “Call a spade a spade. Call a racist a racist. The problem is that they’ve enabled this racist for far too long, they’ve justified this racist for far too long. They kissed his ring far too long.”
Navarro said that she’s been on the receiving end of similar comments.
“I’ve got news for Donald Trump and all his supporters who feel the same way,” she declared. “This is our country. It is our country as much as it is Trump’s country.”
She marveled at how Trump could get away with such remarks when members of his own party, including his wife, come from immigrant families.
“Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Marco Rubio’s parents were born in Cuba,” Navarro said. “Melania Trump was born where — Slovenia? How about her parents who are here through family immigration? I’m sick of that guy’s hypocrisy, pitting people against each other. It is no coincidence, no coincidence that the congresspeople he is picking on are all women of color.”
“If you go to the Vietnam memorial, you’ll see a bunch of Hispanic names, a bunch of names of people who came from other countries and were willing to do what Donald Trump was too much of a coward to do,” Navarro continued.
“Donald Trump is a nightmare, national embarrassment and a national nightmare that’s going to pass some day.”
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