Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro blasted the president after he attacked Don Lemon, LeBron James and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). She noted in a tweet that all of those people have one thing in common: their race. Navarro urged Trump to stay away from attacking them because they’re way out of his league.
Trump called Don Lemon, LeBron James and Maxine Waters, "dumb". One is from the South. One is from Cleveland. One is from LA. One is in the NBA. One is on TV. One is in Congress. Hmmmm… I wonder what they could possibly have in common? Oh, wait…🖐🏾
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 4, 2018
“Look, if you don’t see this as racist, I would ask you to please go get your vision checked,” Navarro said Sunday. “It’s also — remember, we’re not taking this, you know, in a vacuum. This is not the one instance when Donald Trump has said something that is a dog whistle, a racist dog whistle.”
She recalled the president’s comment that he doesn’t want immigrants from so-called “sh*thole countries” like “Africa.”
Another of Trump’s crusades has been an attack on black sports stars kneeling during the National Anthem. The protest has been part of an ongoing protest against police brutality and criminal justice reform.
“There is nothing that he can do that at this point will turn off that base,” Navarro said. “I think they are emotionally invested in him. They see him as their ugly baby, but it’s their baby, so nobody better tell me he’s an ugly baby. They see it as a tribal fight.”
She noted that the NBA basketball star just opened an at-risk STEM school for needy children. Meanwhile, Trump was forced to settle lawsuits from Trump University.
“These are guys that came out of poverty, that did it on their own, that worked hard as hell, that are smart, that don’t lie to the American people on a daily basis and are finding ways to make America great today and do things to contribute to the community they’re a part of,” Navarro said. “I have seen Don Lemon, who is a friend of mine, do so much for charity work, for philanthropy. LeBron James is another one.”
Trump is becoming more hawkish on Iran — and he’s running out of options: report
So far, one of the only pieces of good news in the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran is that President Donald Trump has been reluctant to use military force, taking his cues in part from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has personally warned him that it would end his presidency — resisting the urges of his most trigger-happy advisers like John Bolton.
Now, however, the president appears to be having second thoughts as it becomes clearer that he will not be able to broker a better deal than President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement, and is starting to view the conflict more hawkishly, reported CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Monday.
‘They are lemmings’: Democratic strategist blasts Republicans as ‘the party of cowardice and complicity’
In a CNN panel Monday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona unleashed on the way Republicans are continuing to give President Donald Trump a pass on his racist attacks on four congresswomen of color.
In a press availability, Trump told reporters that the four women are changing the Democratic Party, saying no one knows how to handle them.
After playing the tape, one of the panelists off-camera could be heard saying, "He's such a liar."
"It’s so insulting that he even talks about these four young women of color as 'people who need to be handled,'" Cardona said of Trump's casual misogyny. "They are elected members of Congress. They deserve respect. What I think really drives this president crazy is that they are young, and they are women of color, and that they are doing things that really take him off of his message. And they are also exposing what many of us have already known — that he is a racist, that he has taken a playbook out of the handbook of white supremacists telling them to 'send her back.' And then — then using that at his rallies and saying he doesn’t agree with it."
Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC
It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.
"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."