Republican strategist Ana Navarro lashed out at Donald Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord on Tuesday for claiming that Republicans were betraying Abraham Lincoln’s legacy by refusing to defend Trump’s racist comments about an Hispanic judge.
In an column for the American Spectator, Lord accused the Republican establishment of laying “down with the flea-infected mangy old political dog of racism — a left wing dependable from the days when Democratic Party co-founders Jefferson and Jackson allied the new-born party with slave owners.”
“If you don’t think a wise Latina can make a better judgement than white men, you haven’t met enough of us girls,” Navarro told the Trump surrogate during a discussion on CNN’s New Day. “We are proud of our heritage the same way you are proud of yours… Are you telling me Antonin Scalia could not make a good judgement because he was the child of Italian immigrants?”
“We are a fabric in America! We are a melting pot!” she explained. “Neither you or Donald Trump are direct descendants of Pocahontas so you can stop right now saying that heritage, that race, that history are not part of our society in America. They are and it’s part of what makes American great again. Donald Trump wants to make America hate again.”
For his part, Lord opined that the Republican Party “is abandoning Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp.”
“There’s no place for race in the Republican Party or in America,” he insisted. “No more identity politics.”
“You compare Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln!” Navarro replied in disgust. “It really is just too much for me on an empty stomach in the morning, Jeffrey.”
“I’ll tell you what, I have been a Republican a hell of a lot longer than Donald Trump has been,” she added. “Donnie come lately is not going to give me lessons on Republican values! And he is definitely no Abraham Lincoln.”
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."