Ana Navarro guest-hosted “The View,” where she ripped President Donald Trump for singling out reporters and attacking them.
She pointed to the president’s impromptu news conference earlier Friday morning, when he called CNN’s April Ryan a “loser” and told CNN’s Abby Phillips her questions were “stupid” — and Navarro and co-host Joy Behar noted the two reporters were black women.
“Earlier in the week in that same press conference where he was off the rails, he told (PBS reporter) Yamiche (Alcindor) her question was racist,” Navarro said. “Let’s not forget that just three weeks ago, over 12 explosive devices were sent in the mail, including three to CNN, and here he is calling the press the enemy of the people. Here he is personally ad hominem attacks against the press.”
McCain insisted both sides were to blame and compared the president’s attacks on the press to a group of anti-fascist protesters who showed up at Fox News broadcaster Tucker Carlson’s home.
“Antifa protestors stormed Tucker Carlson’s house to the point where his wife had to call 911,” McCain said. “I’m just saying, it’s happening to journalists on all sides.”
Navarro said she’d condemned the protest, saying it’s unacceptable to “terrorize” a broadcaster’s family — but she said McCain’s comparison was fundamentally invalid.
“There’s a difference, I think,” Navarro said. “I hold the president of the United States to a higher standard. He’s got a bigger bully pulpit than anybody in the world, a bigger platform than anybody in the world. After three of people receiving bombs in the mail, and I was on the list of people getting threatened by that madman, to continue attacking the press this way is, frankly, irresponsible, offensive and condemnable.”
’Let ‘em go’: Ex-police commissioner lays into Buffalo cops who quit Emergency Response Team
On CNN Friday, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey slammed the 57 Buffalo police officers who resigned from the city's Emergency Response Team in solidarity with a pair of officers investigated for shoving an elderly man to the ground and then lying about it.
"If they want to resign, they should resign from the department," said Ramsey. "They don't have a vote in what unit they're in or the running of that department. They would not be allowed to step down from those positions. If they want to resign from the police department, let 'em go, and I would not bring them back, it just means you have some slots you have to fill. That kind of stuff is ridiculous and can't be tolerated."
Justin Trudeau dons mask to attend anti-racism protests — and takes a knee in solidarity
While President Donald Trump refuses to wear a coronavirus mask and demanded "no kneeling" on Friday, there was a far different scene developing in Canada.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of Black people," CTV News reported Friday. "The demonstration is one of multiple events in Canada, following days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in numerous American cities."