The fallout from Donald Trump bragging about women’s genitals is still dominating cable news, and Trump’s surrogates are still flailing away trying to defend him.
On CNN’s New Day Monday morning, Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes said that the words Trump used to describe women’s genitals were “derogatory” and were “not allowed” to be said in her own home.
Fellow panelist Ana Navarro quickly pounced and pointed out that Hughes is still supporting Trump for president despite the fact that he says things like this on a regular basis.
“Do you not see the irony in saying that these words are unacceptable to you… and yet you are willing to come on TV be an apologist for a candidate who is running for the highest office in the land, and yet is saying these words,” Navarro said. “Apparently, Scottie, when Donald Trump says ‘pussy,’ he’s referring to a baby cat.”
Hughes at this point became offended by Navarro repeating Trump’s crude language and yelled out “Stop!”
Navarro then let her have it again.
“If I say it, you find it crass and offensive,” she told Hughes. “I think you have no self awareness of what you are saying and how insane it sounds.”
Hughes responded by saying that even though Trump was wrong to talk about grabbing women by the genitals, TV pundits should act better than him by not repeating his words verbatim on the air.
“Our audience deserves to be treated better,” Hughes said. “And to sit here and continue to say these words, that does not help the conversation. I do not agree with them, but we should not use that language.”
At this point, Navarro absolutely laid waste to Hughes’s arguments.
“What you are doing is coming on TV, and you are being an accomplice, you are being an enabler,” she said. “If you can live with that, that’s fine with you. I can’t, I have to look at myself in the mirror and live with my conscience.”
Check out the whole clip below.