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Ana Navarro: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Ana Navarro became an instant social media sensation after she got into a heated exchange with Donald Trump campaign surrogate Scottie Neil Hughes on CNN Tonight With Don Lemon Friday, as a five-person panel argued over the explosive video from 2005 in which Trump is heard making explicit and vulgar comments about sexually assaulting women.

A video of Navarro’s exchange with Hughes is above. Be warned, it contains potentially offensive language.

The exchange went viral overnight and made Navarro an immediate Twitter favorite.

Here’s what you need to know about the 44-year-old Republican strategist.


1. She Is an Immigrant From Nicaragua

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Ana Navarro, CNN commentator (Twitter/Ana Navarro)

Navarro was born in Chinandega, Nicaragua in 1971, the youngest child in her family. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her father, Augusto “Tuto” Navarro served as Nicaragua’s minister go agriculture. But he opposed the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, so in 1979, the Navarro family fled the country.

As a seven-year-old, Navarro said in a recent interview, she was “thinking as so many exiles do, that it was only for a short time; never thinking that for me it was going to be a life-long change.”

After the Sandinista revolution overthrew Somoza, Navarro’s father opposed that regime, too, joining the “contras” — the American-backed anti-Sandinista insurgency.

“At his side, watching him, I learned to become involved politically,” Navarro says. “I grew up very sensitive to the meaning of the political system and to the crises in Latin America.”


2. She Became an American Citizen Under a Reagan-Era Amnesty Program

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40th United States President Ronald Reagan (Getty)

During an exchange with another Trump backer, Jeffrey Lord, on CNN last year, Navarro explained how she became an American citizen — after Lord accused her of not being a “Latino.”

“I don’t think you’re a Latino,” Lord told Navarro. “I think you’re an American just like me.”

“Oh really, what am I? What do you think I am?. I am an American and America is my home,” she said. “I am an American who was born in Nicaragua and was naturalized under Ronald Reagan’s amnesty. So now that you’ve lectured me on how I should feel as a Republican, now that you’ve lectured me on what I’m hedging about, and now that you’ve lectured me about what I am, do you have an actual point?”

Though Navarro and her family first emigrated from Nicaragua to neighboring Honduras where they obtained legal visas before entering the United States in 1980, an amnesty program created by President Ronald Reagan allowed all immigrants who had come to the country prior to 1982 to obtain citizenship.

“I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally,” Reagan explained in 1984.


3. She Has Opposed Trump From the Start of His Campaign

From the start of his campaign, Navarro — who is a Republican and political conservative — has been an vocal opponent of Trump. As resident of Miami, Florida, Navarro threw her backing behind her state’s former governor, Jeb Bush. But even long after Bush dropped out of the race, Navarro has remained outspoken in her opposition to Trump, calling him “a flat-out racist.”

As a result, Trump has called for her to be fired from her paid job as a CNN commentator, which she has held since 2012. Trump added his name to an online petition in November of 2015, calling on the news network to pink-slip Navarro.

“CNN should listen. Ana Navarro has no talent, no TV persona, and works for Bush,” Trump said on his Twitter feed at the time. “Total conflict of interest.”

Trump stopped short of agreeing with supporters who demanded Navarro’s deportation, instead simply describing her as “incompetent.”


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4. Her Exchange With Hughes Was Over a Slang Term For Female Anatomy

In the video released Friday by The Washington Post and Access Hollywood, Trump is heard to use the slang term “p——y” to refer to the female genitals, saying that his position as a famous person — then star of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice — allowed him to “do anything” to women, even “grab ’em by the p——y.”

As seen in the video at the top of this page, Hughes — a conservative pundit and onetime news director of the Tea Party News Network — demands that Navarro “stop saying that word” because “my daughter is listening.”

That comment angered Navarro, who snapped back, “Don’t tell me you’re offended when I say ‘p——y,’ but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it. I’m not running for president, he is…. Don’t act outraged and offended when I say the word that you’re not offended by the man who you are supporting is saying. That is just absurd.”


5. Both Navarro and Hughes Stuck By Their Stances The Next Day

The instantly viral exchange between Hughes and Navarro happened late on the night of October 7. By Saturday morning, October 8, Navarro was still calling for Republicans to abandon their support of Trump.

Hughes, on the other hand, continued to defend Trump and dismiss his comments about groping and forcing himself on women as irrelevant. On a CNN appearance Saturday morning, after another panelist called Trump, “an irredeemable pervert and sexual predator,” Hughes responded by saying that the remarks had not affected women at all.

“This is all about the female vote,” Hughes said. “While it’s wrong, it is a distraction. This morning, no woman woke up affected by these words.”

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23 comments

  1. Sources say :Ana Navarro should be charged for trying to incite a race war within the United States along with the rest of the CNN narrators, charges should be filed in federal court for damages do all that have been harmed !!

  2. Even though Ana is a republican and I am not, I agree with her totally! She defends hard working women, hispanics and immigrants like me and is against misogynist, disgusting, perverts men like the republican candidate.
    Viva Ana! Te felicito por tus opiniones y estoy de acuerdo contigo.

    • maldita perra democrata1 todas son iguales11 consiganse un cuarto entonces111 ella obv solo defiende a hitlary. aunque afortunadamente no todos los latinos son tan pendej@s, y credulos como tu…

  3. fugly stupid bitch1 my irl dog barks better english and can construct better args that this stupid cúnt11 she’s only a rep by name, because she’s obv a dem at heart… i found it funny too how she constantly has to justify being both a rep and a ramerican; since she’s so obv neither. jeffrey was right as always, the only dif is a tech that she had to fully explain; had she not being freely awarded citizenship, she’d still be a filthy and ungrateful ‘illegal’ immigrant that obv overstayed her welcome here111 wait, she still is imho1111 like all those ‘loving’ muslims11111 anyhow, her anti dt angle has obv grown tired and cliche, but obv is good biznez for the clinton news network; as they can fully attack dt without being held accountable for the consequences. but i’ve to admit that the only thing she’s right is about point number four; she can and should be freely allowed to say ‘puzy’, all that she wants. i assume that’s her only valid social way of lekking to other lesbian bitches… so bottomline, she’s delusional and butthurted that dt’s still in the race, and bush is not. hence the only one here that should stfu&gtfo accordingly is obv her111111 i’ve lost sleep thinking about not being able to pay my bills, not about any old lolvid. so obv no self respecting man, woman or child should be giving this silly issue more than a few seconds thought…

    • manigordo,I think you need some help. From what you write , it is evident that your mind is perverse as that of Mr Trump.

    • Do you have any idea what it is to discuss the issues? Please, I’d really would like to understand your point of view, but personal attacks have no place in the discussing the issues. They’re distracting and counterproductive; therefore, ineffective. You convert no one; instead, you only rally Trump’s base with such remarks.

    • Manigordo…Talk about butthurt…and you’re an inbred racist on top of that?…Geez…get an enema or something…

  4. Trump is really irredeemable. The republicans should forget about Trump and rather direct all their support to members of congress and senate republicans seeking reelection. Such a pervert is morally unfit to be at the helm of the world most powerful democracy. I believe this is not the last we will see from Trump in terms of scandals. More is still to come. What a shame!!

  5. Obviously, Hughes don’t understand the nature of sexual abusive or the triggers of survivors, if she can say that “no woman woke up affected by these words.” If these are the morals and values of a 60-year-old man (at the time), then how’s it irrelevant that we are thinking about making this man the president and commander-in-chief of the country?

  6. I saw her exchange with Scottie – it was brilliant. Scottie is a just another of the vapid, rabid blondes that support the pig Trump.

  7. I live in Florida and unfortunately I have to hear Ana Navarro’ s ignorant and yes “racist” dialog far too often. I have been patiently waiting for the day when Ana Navarro will have something to say that has value or any merit. The typical Ana Navarro rant quickly deteriorates with into undertones of “hate” that surface in just about every thought she has. Ana Navarro’s messages are almost always focused on the plight of minorities and the thought that anyone who is not Hispanic does not understand what being disadvantaged entails. It is sad that the average hard-working Latinos here in America are represented by the likes of Ana Navarro because she frankly is a disgrace to all for which they work so hard to achieve.

  8. Someone should check out whether Ana Navarro is actually a citizen…she seems to have come up
    through the system…but before she is allowed to continue..her citizenship should be vetted.

  9. She was on TV tonight and was wearing pair of tight stretch pants that she looked like a FAT PIG !!!!!! She hurt my eyes loooked so ugly. OK, we would all like ot be beautiful, she cannot help that she is an unattractive woman – but she can hellp being FAT – she has to stop at the 4th or 5th helping of food….and if she cannot help and control her gluttony, at least STOP WEArINg CLOTHES MADE FOR THIN GIRLS – NOT FATTIES LIKE SHE IS…..It will make the world a more beautiful place