Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes tried to shame Republican Ana Navarro over her refusal to vote for Trump — and she’s probably regretting it.
During a segment on CNN’s New Day, Hughes told Navarro that writing in her own mother for president wouldn’t do anything to solve the problem of rising insurance premiums or of legalized abortion.
“That offers no solutions to the problems Americans are facing,” Hughes said of Navarro’s decision to write in her mother. “It’s a very selfish answer.”
Navarro, however, wasn’t having any of it — and she rained hell on Hughes for trying to guilt her into voting for Trump.
“If I have voted for the Republican nominee every single time in my lifetime, and this year I feel compelled to be repelled and repulsed — and to reject that man — that is my right,” she said. “And you are nobody to question my choice!”
Hughes tried to interject, but Navarro was just getting warmed up.
“You know what? I was a Republican when he was a Democrat,” she said of Trump. “I was a Republican when he was an independent! And I’m willing to be a Republican when he gets tired of playing this little game. So none of you — not you, who came onto the scene just a little bit ago — are going to question my Republican gravitas!”
Watch the whole clip below.
— New Day (@NewDay) October 27, 2016
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As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."
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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.
This article first appeared in Salon.
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