One of the 2016 election’s biggest stars, Ana Navarro, has one final message.
You’re familiar with Ana Navarro, yes? She has been all over your newsfeed this election because she’s a self-proclaimed Republican against Donald Trump. During speeches and TV appearances, Narravo joked that she would use her mother as a write-in candidate so she wouldn’t have to vote for either Trump or Clinton. That was until the latest Florida poll showed that the race had tightened to a 50-50 split. The possibility of Trump winning her home state was enough to convince Navarro that the joke wasn’t funny anymore and that it was time to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Navarro casting a vote against Trump shouldn’t be a surprise.
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We were all pretty much sure she would not give Trump her vote this year.
To be clear, Navarro isn’t suddenly a Clinton fan.
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In the video, Navarro lays out the argument that she was not voting for Clinton. Instead, she was voting against a man who had offended her personally several times during the election.
She has accepted the fact that Trump is the Republican nominee but he does not embody the values of her political party.
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And, yes, she got one last clapback against Trump.
We love a good throw down in the name of reality TV. Drama is what makes TV worth watching — it’s like a real-life telenovela, and we don’t care if people on TV are doing it just for the ratings. We live for it. One of our favorite reality shows — which is technically not a reality show, but rather a talk show — is “The View.” Those ladies can fight about anything. In this political climate of us vs. them — a/k/a the Republicans vs. the Democrats — you will not get a better TV experience, while also getting informative perspectives, than “The View.”
And today’s episode did not disappoint.
This might not come as a surprise, but Ana Navarro And Meghan McCain literally yelled at each other on “The View” and left viewers gasping for air.
The two “View” co-anchors got into a fighting match while discussing the latest Donald Trump scandal. Navarro, who typically appears on “The View” on Fridays, was discussing the topic of a whistleblower who came forward to say that President Donald Trump had talks with leaders of Ukraine in secret.
McCain attempted to make a point — which didn’t actually make any sense — that liberals didn’t like how Julian Assage released classified documents yet had issues with the whistleblower disclosing information about Trump and Ukraine.
McCain tried to correct herself and inadvertently began interrupting Navarro while she was speaking.
Once McCain realized that her point didn’t make sense, she tried to correct herself as Navarro was talking, and she really wanted to every one to hear her, which is why she began speaking very, very loudly.
“Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it,” McCain said rather forcefully. Then Navarro said, pretty calmly, “you don’t have to scream at me.”
McCain said to Navarro, “I don’t know what you just said.” Navarro responded by saying, “I said, don’t scream at me. I’m two feet away!”
The audience was clearly in shock, and McCain said, “you know, that’s so rude, Ana.” They quickly cut to a commercial break, but the camera definitely caught McCain walking off the set. By the time the show returned, it was as if the whole thing never happened. It was so weird! They began to talk about another topic, and the two ladies behaved pretty chill toward each other. It almost reminded us of how we are during Thanksgiving dinner when one moment we are fighting with everyone and the next, we’re all good friends again.
Even though the spat lasted two seconds, people on social media ate up the drama with a spoon.
We love a good fight, but that doesn’t mean they have to get physical. That would be the end of “The View”!
You know we had to pick a side.
We’re always rooting for our girl, Ana. Always!
Why did the segment get so heated in the first place?
These ladies can throwdown about anything, honestly. McCain has a thin skin because she always gets frustrated that enough people do not agree with her.
The two women have gone head-to-head in the past, and we can see why they have more tension lately.
McCain’s husband has made fun of Navarro on Twitter. What the heck?
We can always count on Navarro to piss her off.
This is not the first time Navarro and McCain have not seen eye-to-eye on a topic; in fact, fighting is what they do best. We’re just a bit surprised at the tone that it got to today.
McCain was clearly more pissed off at the fact that she messed up her point entirely.
McCain didn’t explain herself well in the first place, so we’re thinking her error plus the fact that everyone else was not seeing her point is what made her upset. Navarro has never backed down if she has felt disrespected.
McCain is going to have to toughen up if she wants to last on the show.
Lots of women have left “The View” because they’re tired of the bickering, so McCain better get a grip or she going to end up going back to Fox News. Girl, we are begging you DO NOT LEAVE “THE VIEW”!
If McCain leaves, who will fight with Navarro or any of the other women?
Out of all the other Republican hosts on “The View” McCain is our favorite, so we are pleading. Stick it out, girl. It’s Friday, let’s get a drink and pretend like this never happened.
Check out the whole exchange below, and get some popcorn too!
We’ve come to the point in American history where deaths due to gun violence have become what many would call a crisis. According to data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, guns were responsible for more deaths than car accidents were. So it comes to no surprise when certain activists take it upon themselves to bring attention to what many label an epidemic. On Wednesday, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a non-profit organization founded with the goal of “protecting children from gun violence with programs that work”, did just that. The NPO released a short video, titled “Back-To-School-Essentials” that made waves through the internet.
The video begins exactly the way so many back-to-school commercials start: discussing the coolest new gadgets to buy for your kids this Fall.
A smiling boy pulls a backpack out of a locker, bragging that his mom got him the “perfect bag for back to school”. A young girl shows off the colorful binders that are “just what she needs to help her stay organized” for the school year. But things take an odd turn with the third student. As the student describes his headphones as “just what [he] needs for studying”, we can see that not all is quite right in the background. As the boy listens to his music, oblivious, we see students running in the behind him, appearing to be panicked.
As the commercial wears on, it becomes even eerier when students are speaking carefree to the camera while scenes of carnage unfold around them. The commercial wears on with each scenario becoming eerier: a girl uses her sweater to bar a door shut, keeping an active shooter out of the gymnasium. A different student uses her new socks as a tourniquet to keep a bleeding student alive. The video ends on a chilling note: a young girl hides in a bathroom stall, tears running down her face. The camera closes up on her as we hear an active shooter enter the bathroom. “I love you, Mom,” she types into her phone.
The video ends with a simple title-card over a black screen: “School shooting is preventable when you know the signs.”
The PSA then directs the viewer to find out more about the organization at sandyhookpromise.org. According to Sandy Hook Promise’s About page, the “above-the-politics” organization is made up of “several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012”. Their mission is to “honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation”. Their main action-items are to target mental health programs to individuals who are “at-risk” at engaging in gun violence and by advocating for policy changes in order to prevent school shootings.
As of now, the video has racked up over 1 million views on YouTube in under 24 hours.
The virality of the PSA is likely due to its execution: we’re all used to seeing vacuous back-to-school commercials whose sole intentions are to sell us something. “Back-To-School Essentials” lulls us into a sense of comfort with its upbeat music before jerking us into the current violent reality of school-aged students’ lives. According to the Gun Violence Archive, which tracks every mass shooting in the country, the US has had 283 mass shootings since September 1st of 2019.
The video isn’t without controversy–some Twitter users are disturbed by how close to home the video’s scenarios are.
In fact, many viewers are finding the PSA hard to watch. On Twitter, users are complaining of tearing up after watching the video. Some even claim to “feeling sick” by the video’s contents.
In response, some Twitter users are glad of the reality-check the PSA is providing:
It’s evident that making their audience uncomfortable from watching the video was one of the organization’s goals. That way, it makes it harder to ignore the reality of school shootings and their impact on children’s lives.
This woman explained how the video hit a little too close to home:
It seems we’ve come to the point in our culture where we feel we need to buy phones for our children in the event that they experience a school shooting.
This Twitter user applauded the Sandy Hook Promise Organization’s bravery in committing to their message:
Sometimes the only way to get your point across is to explain, in the starkest terms possible, how dire the situation is. This video managed to convey that in a powerful way.
This Latina was effected by the PSA on a visceral level:
Reactions like this prove that public service announcements, when done right, can achieve exactly what they set out to achieve.
Simply from the Twitter reaction, it’s clear that this video has touched a lot of people.
To learn more about Sandy Hook Promise and its mission to prevent gun violence, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org.
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