Navarro: 'Trump Is Unfit to Be Human'

Posted: Aug 14, 2017 4:00 PM

CNN commentator and Republican strategist Ana Navarro took her criticisms of President Trump to a whole different level on Monday when talking about his failure to denounce white supremacists in his initial statement on Saturday’s violence between protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Trump said he condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides.”

“It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time,” he added.

But that wasn’t good enough for Navarro.

“There are times when the president of the United States needs to step up and be the unifier-in-chief,” she said. “This was such a moment for him and he blew it to a level in order to pander to members of his base who he did not want to antagonize.”

The extreme Trump critic also said the commander in chief acted cowardly.

“He didn’t have the spine to behave like the leader of the United States. And I find that to be shameful,” she said.

“I’m glad [Republicans] are finally — finally! — stopping looking the other way and confronting the fact he’s not only unfit to be president," she said. "In my book, his lack of empathy, his lack of leadership, his lack of courage, he’s unfit to be human.”

That comment led host John Berman to step in, awkwardly responding, “Well…OK. Let’s talk about him as the president of the United States for a second right now, Ana.”

She also said there was nothing Trump could do or say after the fact to make up for failing to specifically call out the white supremacists in his initial statement.

"It’s been days since all sorts of spiritual, government, elected Republicans, Americans have been asking him and calling on him to say something and have the spine to call out white supremacy," she said.

"To do so now under duress ... thank you buddy, I really don't need it."

Over the weekend Navarro tweeted that she was “embarrassed” by having Trump as commander in chief. 

“I’ve been embarrassed about having Trump as President, many times. But no time, worse than today. I’m beyond embarrassed. I’m ashamed,” she wrote.

Update: Navarro doubled down on her insistence Trump is "not human."