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
White House adds 20 percent increase to ‘best case’ projection of coronavirus deaths
The White House is moving the goal posts once again. Instead of taking drastic action, like asking every state's governor to mandate a quarantine to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it is quietly upping its projected death toll, just one day after stunning Americans with a six-digit death rate.
On Sunday President Donald Trump told Americans he thinks if 100,000 Americans die from coronavirus he will have done "a very good job."
On Monday Dr. Deborah Birx announced the White House is projecting 100,000 to 200,000 deaths.
Tuesday evening, the number increased 20 percent.
Olympic athletes in ‘impossible position’ – Canada
Canadian Olympic chiefs said Monday the health and safety of athletes had prompted the country's decision to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A day after Canada became the first team to announce its withdrawal from the July 24-August 9 Games, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) chief David Shoemaker said athletes had been left in an "impossible position."
With public health authorities urging individuals to stay inside to curb the spread of COVID-19, athletes had been caught between a desire to heed health and safety advice while trying to minimize disruption to training programs.
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.