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15 Of Ana Navarro’s Most Savage Takedowns Of Donald Trump And His Supporters

This election season has been crazy. These are the two least liked candidates in political history, and one of them has built a campaign by attacking different groups of people. There have been questions about emails, tapes, affairs and past actions, both political and private. And in this madness/sh*tshow that we call the political process, there has been one bright spot: Ana Navarro. Navarrro, a Republican strategist who supported Jeb Bush till the bitter end, has spent the remainder of the political race not letting Donald Trump get away with his rhetoric unscathed.

Ana Navarro has been warning the country and Republicans about Donald Trump since the beginning and hasn’t slowed down.

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Let’s get him some ice for that burn, shall we?

And she is not mincing her words about how she truly feels about him.


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She has offered some advice to the Trump campaign to help them stay on their message.


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She has consistently been the Latino Republican voice of reason this year.

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That’s just some of what she had to say about Trump accusing federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of not being able to do his job because of his Mexican heritage.

His 3 a.m. tweet storm immediately popped up on her radar.


And she tried to lead the country through some lamaze exercises to get through the rest of the year.

She even stood up for Alicia Machado when Trump brought up her past weight gain.

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“There are a lot of women out there who are going to identify with a woman who eats under stress,” Navarro told Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany. “Not everybody is a size double zero. A lot of us have a digit in front of a zero … It is not helpful to have the guy who wants to be the president of the United States of America, including the president of overweight people like he is, to be bringing this up and relitigating it.”

Seriously, Navarro is not holding back when it comes to her thoughts on Trump.


Poor animals.

She has proved her savagery multiple times, like this incident when interrupted by Helen Aguirre Ferré.

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Ferré was very outspoken against Trump on Twitter before she got a job with the Republican Nation Committee doing Latino Outreach. Once she got her RNC job, she went through and deleted all of her anti-Trump tweets, but Navarro is not one to forget such things.

She has no problem correcting Trump supporters on Twitter.


If you think that saying things like that is OK for a presidential candidate, but not OK for a private citizen, there’s a problem.

She also praised all the Republican politicians that are not getting the Trump seal of approval.

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As she says, by him not endorsing those few politicians, it gives them chance to further their own careers when his tanks.

Most recently, she has led the charge against the #GropeGate excuses.

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“To compare running for president to an erotic film or an erotic movie, an erotic novel, is crazy,” Navarro told staunch Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes. “If he wants to be held to that standard, great. Then go write “The Art Of The Groping,” but if you are running for President to the United States, then you are a role model. You are a role model for children like your daughter that you keep mentioning.”

Nor will she be told that people who still support Trump claim to be offended when she uses the same language he does.

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She is letting the world know that Trump is not the embodiment of Republicans.

In the end, Navarro has a message for Trump about Latino support:

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Navarro also wants the world to know that she unequivocally denounces her party’s nominee.

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READ: Ana Navarro Went Full Savage And Called Donald Trump Racist In Two Languages

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K-Pop Stans Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter To Derail Racist Social Media Protest

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K-Pop Stans Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter To Derail Racist Social Media Protest

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K-Pop is both one of the most popular and most polarizing music created. It has made a global impact with fandoms everywhere. However, sometimes you just can’t get on Twitter without seeing the videos of K-Pop flooding popular hashtags and discussions. The latest K-Pop Twitter takeover was something everyone could get behind.

K-Pop completely shut down a social media party of #WhiteLivesMatter.

Black Lives Matter protests have cropped up around the world and they don’t show any sign of slowing down. They continue to grow in size and the protest has gone international with protesters fighting for American Black lives. In response, some people tried to make #WhiteLivesMatter a thing on Twitter but K Pop fans shut it down quickly.

K-Pop stans really came through in an unexpected yet obvious way.

K-Pop stans are a force to be reckoned with. They are loud and large in numbers and when they want to be seen and heard on Twitter nothing can stop them. They are very engaged on social media and they came out to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Imagine wanting to go to #WhiteLivesMatter to legitimately see something and then seeing K Pop everywhere.

There was some choice speculation about the reaction of #WhiteLivesMatter supporters watching their hashtag get derailed.

Alt-right Twitter users have been using this tactic for years attempting to derail all progressive and unifying social media movements. The sudden reversal in the dynamics of social media manipulation is something we should all be celebrating thanks to the fast-acting K Pop fans.

Not only did K-Pop fans take over the hashtag, Twitter even classified its ranking within K Pop.

That’s what you call success. #WhiteLivesMatter was stunted in its original mission of trying to lessen the Black Lives Matter protests demanding racial justice. There has long been a group of people trying to take attention away from Black Lives Matter under a cloak of caring for all people. Some have even claimed that it was racist to say Black Lives Matter because it somehow minimizes other lives.

Black Lives Matter is not trying to say other lives do not matter. What it means is that Black lives are under attack and they need to matter to society. There is a crisis of unarmed Black people being killed by police for no reason and it has to stop. It is a crisis that has needed attention for years and the death of George Floyd coupled with COVID-19 has catapulted it into the forefront of the American consciousness.

Even people who don’t listen to K-Pop got in on the fun.

Honestly, it is a remarkable thing to see. Twitter users coming together for a common goal of silencing what was being called a racist mobilization on Twitter.

People loved to see it all happen.

Anything that can bring people together is something we should celebrate. The world is fighting to protect the lives of one community that has been over-policed and disproportionately attacked by police. The movement has grown to now include more people both online and offline.

Maybe it is the isolation, but people are very grateful for this moment in social media history.

Black Lives Matter organizers are giving it everything they have. They are fighting to keep people organized in the fight against racial injustice at the hands of police officers. It seems they have support and backup from all sides.

READ: Meet the Korean-Mexican Hearthrob Topping The K-Pop Charts

Lea Michele Half-Apologizes For Subjecting Former Co-Star To Relentless Microagressions

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Lea Michele Half-Apologizes For Subjecting Former Co-Star To Relentless Microagressions

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The world is watching and reacting as the investigation into the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Activists have been raising their voices and organizing to maintain and grow sustained protests around the world demanding justice. Celebrities have been swept up in the anger and protest as well and, for some, it has backfired.

Former “Glee” star Lea Michele tweeted about the death of George Floyd.

Michele joined the trend of celebrities who have started to join in the protests against racial injustice inflicted by police in the U.S. Even major corporations joined the Black Lives Matter conversation after being silent for years with many participating in #BlackOutTuesday. Yet, Michele is facing accusations of her own microaggressions against former co-stars.

Samantha Ware had issues with Michele’s tweet of solidarity.

Ware played Jane Hayward in the sixth season of “Glee” and accused Michele of microaggressions. The microaggressions were relentless and traumatic enough to make Ware’s tenure on the show “a living hell.”

Ware’s response immediately rang true for so many who have faced a lifetime of microaggressions.

Microaggressions are a major issue in everyday life for people of color. They are defined as verbal, behavioral, or environmental things that have underlying hostile and prejudice roots. They are things like assuming that a Black woman is wearing a wig or locking your car doors when a Black person walks by you.

Dabier Snell also spoke up about Michele’s behavior.

Snell continued with a second tweet explaining that he is always here to make content that people will enjoy. He tries to stray away from creating anything negative in the world. However, according to Snell, seeing Michele’s tweet for George Floyd brought back bad memories of her treating him as less than while on set.

Another “Glee” co-star, Alex Newell, echoed Snell and Ware.

Three of Michele’s co-stars have come forward to call her out in public because of how she treated people. All three have been Black actors who have accused the actor of treating them with no respect and lodging microaggressions against them.

Some people are doing the work and reminding us that Naya Rivera tried to call Michele out first.

In her memoir “Sorry Not Sorry,” Rivera recounted how Michele treated her while they were on “Glee.” Rivera did not hold back when she described Michele’s reaction as Santana Lopez became a more and more important character in the “Glee” universe.

“As Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel – erm, I mean Lea – didn’t like sharing the spotlight,” reads the memoir. “If I’d complained about anyone or anything, she’d assumed I was bitching about her. Soon, she started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn’t say a word to me for all of season 6.”

Michele offered a half-apology to address the accusations while admitting to them at the same time.

“While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused,” reads part of the statement. “We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings.”

Her apology sparked more backlash from people who claim to have been part of the “Glee” cast and crew.

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Other people have commented on her apology claiming that she is not really apologizing if she claims not to remember. Others are frustrated that Michele is apologizing for how people have perceived her words, not for the words itself.

READ: Naya Rivera’s Memoir Talks About Abortion And Anorexia