During Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” CNN political commentator Ana Navarro stated, “don’t tell me you’re offended when I say pu**y, but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it” during a tense exchange with CNN contributor Scottie Nell Hughes over Navarro’s use of the word “pu**y.”
Navarro said, “We have seen for the last year that those words are exactly what reflects him. And I just have one question for my GOP brethren, for GOP leadership: We have seen this man mock a disabled person. We’ve seen him call Mexicans rapists. We’ve seen him say horrible things about Rosie O’Donnell, about Miss Universe, about Megyn Kelly, about Carly Fiorinia. We have seen him pick a fight for over a week with Gold Star family. What else do they need to see? Today, we saw him boasting, laughing with grabbing a woman’s pu**y. What else do we need to see to disown him, disavow him, ask him to resign, ask him to step down? He is dragging the Republican Party down, and everybody’s going to have to answer the question, what did you do when you were faced with indisputable that that this man was a misogynist? Did you step away, or did you try to make an excuse?”
She later added, “All this shaming of each other on TV, really, let’s not do this guys. None of us are on the ballot. The people that are on the ballot are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and we are judging Donald Trump. If you choose to believe him…if you choose to make excuses for him, that’s your choice. My choice is to consider him a disgusting man who has consistently disgusted me from the first day of this campaign, and I think that every single Republican is going to have to answer the question, what did you do the day you saw the tape about this man boasting about grabbing a woman’s pu**y?”
Hughes, who earlier had said that Trump’s statement was “locker room talk that unfortunately exists in many male groups today” objected, “Will you please stop saying that word? My daughter is listening.”
Navarro then responded, “Scottie, don’t tell me you’re offended when I say pu**y, but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it. I’m not running for president, he is.” Hughes objected that she said she was offended by Trump using the word, to which Navarro said, “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 absurd.” Hughes repeated that she was also offended by Trump saying it.
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