Ana Navarro is calling out Trump’s choices for his cabinet.
CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Ana Navarro is not letting President-Elect Donald Trump get away with anything just yet. The Honduran immigrant was on CNN recently and was asked how she felt about Trump’s choices for cabinet and she’s going in. She’s going after his cabinet choices, namely Stephen Bannon.
“I think that the appointments he makes early on are the first signal he’s sending about what kind of president he is going to be,” she told CNN’s “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota. “I think many of us are torn by the utter disdain that we have for candidate Donald Trump and the utmost respect we have for the office of the presidency of the United States, and we want to give this guy a chance. We want to extend an olive branch; we want him to extend one to us. But if what he is doing is naming somebody like Steve Bannon, who has got such a track record and such a reputation for being controversial, for leading the hunting season against Republicans, forget about everybody else, who has filled his publication [Breitbart] with anti-Semitic, anti-Hispanic, anti-everything type of headlines, you have got to be very concerned.”
Navarro did give Trump some credit for the appointing of Reince Priebus as his chief of staff.
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“At this point, I’ll take him [Priebus] and I’ll love him.”
But she offered a rallying cry at the end of her interview.
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“Don’t be afraid, denounce it. Don’t lose hope, get motivated. Get engaged, go out there,” Navarro said.
“He’s our president, we have to deal with him for the next four years, but that does not mean that you lose your right to speak. That does not mean you lose your right to be an American. That does not mean that you lose your right to protest and you are not alone. There are a lot of people in America who will be watching your back, who will be standing in solidarity with you. So, to the people who are legitimately afraid of a Trump presidency, you are not alone.”