Republican strategist Ana Navarro let loose on President Donald Trump for his racist tweets telling freshmen women of color in Congress to “go back” to where they were born because they’ve dared to criticize him.
Appearing on CNN, Navarro began her remarks by noting that congressional Republicans had refused to criticize Trump’s comments:
“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. 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, whose family came to the United States from Nicaragua, added that she has also been told by racists that she needs to go back to where she was born:
“Well, I’ve got news for Donald Trump and all his supporters who feel the same way: This is our country! It is our country as much as it is Trump’s country. If we’re going to start sending people back, I don’t know.”
And Navarro also pointed to the fact that many Republican members of Congress are from another country, along with a jab at Trump’s wife, First Lady Melania Trump:
“Listen, 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. Are all women of color.”
People of color, Navarro concluded, have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and should be honored for what they’ve done:
“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. Sacrifice and serve for this country and wear this country’s uniform, risking their lives for it. Donald Trump is a nightmare, national embarrassment and a national nightmare that’s going to pass some day.”
It would be nice to think that Trump would realize just how wrong and unpresidential his tweets were, but none of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.
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