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GOP Strategist Navarro: Trump 'Unfit to Be a Human'

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By    |   Monday, 14 August 2017 06:05 PM

Donald Trump is not only "unfit to be president," GOP strategist Ana Navarro said Monday, "in my book, his lack of leadership, his lack of empathy, his lack of courage — he's unfit to be human."

Navarro, a critic of Trump since his early days as a candidate, made the comments on CNN's "Newsroom" in reaction to what she saw as the president's failure to condemn the racist groups involved in violent conflicts with Antifa and other groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

"I've been embarrassed about having Trump for president many times, but no times worse than today," Navarro wrote earlier. "I'm beyond embarrassed, I'm ashamed."

Trump did things that made her "cringe" and feel "indignant" as a candidate, she said, adding the embarrassment has continued into Trump's presidency.

"He's six months plus into the presidency," she said. "There are times the president of the United States needs to step up and be the unifier in chief, be the consoler in chief, be the healer in chief."

But Trump, "blew it," Navarro said, because he wanted to pander to some members of his base.

"At a moment when the country so badly needed to hear from the president of the United States about healing and unity and condemning white supremacy and condemning racism and condemning neo-Nazis, he was a coward," she said.

Trump took heat from critics even in his own party for not being forceful enough in his condemnation of the violence, especially for saying blame lay on "many sides" in his initial remarks Saturday.

Trump on Monday was more specific, calling white supremacy "repugnant to everything we hold dear."

But Navarro said it was too little too late, and Trump had to be forced by religious leaders and conservative elected leaders to make the statement.

"To do so now under duress because of public perception, because of public pressure?" she said. "Thank you, buddy. I really don't need it."

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Donald Trump is not only "unfit to be president," GOP strategist Ana Navarro said Monday, "in my book, his lack of leadership, his lack of empathy, his lack of courage, he's unfit to be human."
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