Ana Navarro: Trump “is going to get somebody killed in the media”
CNN’s Navarro: “The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press”
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From the July 2 edition of ABC’s This Week:
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ANA NAVARRO: I’m a CNN commentator. I think that is unacceptable. I think that is the president of the United States taking things way too far. It is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media. Maybe that will stop him. I am disappointed beyond belief by the answer that the Homeland Security adviser just gave. What a wuss. What a wuss. You could see that he is ceding his principles. You are the Homeland Security adviser and you can't stand here and say the difference between right and wrong? That's what's part of problem. He is surrounded by enablers that do nothing but shake their heads and nod their heads in agreement with everything that he says. They have got to stop. They have got to stand for democracy, for freedom of the press, this is just going way too far. The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press, and America, we cannot stand for it.
NAVARRO: Nobody at CNN is scared. If anything, this is making each and every one of us more resolute not to cower at the bullying of this president. This is a free press. This is a free country. This is a democracy. And if he thinks that with these little tricks he’s going to scare [CNN president] Jeff Zucker, he’s going to scare anybody at CNN, he's got something different coming. We are resolute at continuing searching the truth, speaking the truth, and calling out right versus wrong.
NAVARRO: And he can't think it's funny. There's way too many unstable people out in the streets right now at this time of impassioned and heightened passions. We all know it. We've all seen it. We have seen the results of harassment. We have seen the results of shootings. We have seen the result of violence out in the street. And for the president of the United States, who is supposed to be unifying this country, on a July 4th weekend, to be tweeting out incitement to violence -- it is incitement to violence, let us not parse words, let us not call it by any other name. It is disgusting by this president. Yet one more disgusting act.