'Wake Up And Smell the Racism': CNN's Ana Navarro Schools Trump Defender With Exhaustive History Lesson on Trump's Bigotry
CNN political commentator Ana Navarro on Wednesday shot down Donald Trump defender Scott Jennings who claimed the president’s attack on Omarosa Manigault-Newman was not racist because he “basically insults anyone who moves.”
The pair were discussing Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ performance Tuesday during which she claimed Trump was not racist when tweeting that Manigault-Newman, his former aide, is a “dog.”
“Even taking Sarah Sanders at her word which is a huge stretch and something that does not come easily to most Americans who believe in truth, even if this wasn't a racist statement, it's a disgusting statement, it's an inappropriate statement, it's an unpresidential statement,” Navarro explained.
“The problem is that Donald Trump gets away with behaving in an unpresidential, unseemly manner over and over and over again when it comes to the Republican base,” she said, adding there’s “no bottom to this barrel.”
Jennings, citing Sanders, claimed Trump “basically insults anyone who moves if that person that is moving is moving against him.”
“I wish the president would spend more time telling the good story he has to tell about the optimism in the country and the good economy,” he added.
That’s when Navarro explained Trump’s pattern of racism, including his attacks on black athletes and targeting of the exonerated Central Park Five.
"If you need to read a tweet from Donald Trump calling Omarosa a dog in order to believe that he is a racist, I frankly don't know where you have been for the last three years,” she said. “I don't know where you have been for the last 40 years.”
“If you need this [tweet] in order to believe the guy is a racist, I mean, come on. Wake up and small the racism, really it isn't that hard.”