Republican consultant Ana Navarro told CNN's "New Day" Monday that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug MORE was already failing to serve "all Americans" as he promised in his victory speech on Election Day.

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“I think that the appointments he makes early on are the first signal he sends about what kind of president he is going to be,” Navarro said. “Many of us are torn by the utter disdain that we have for candidate Donald Trump and the utmost respect we have for the office of the presidency of the United States, and we want to give this guy a chance. We want to extend the olive branch and extend one to us, but if what he is doing is naming somebody like Steve Bannon, who has got such a track record and such a reputation for being controversial, for leading the hunting season against Republicans.”

Navarro said Trump has not been forceful enough in his denouncement of violence against minorities following last Tuesday's election results.

She added, however, that the choice of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff was a more normal political move for Trump.

“He is a normal guy,” she said. “He doesn’t assault women, he is not anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant. At this point, I’ll take him and I’ll love him. It was like you saw Donald Trump appoint Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Sunday] night, and it is very concerning for people, because those hate crimes that are going on in America are real. We are not making them up.”

Navarro, a Nicaraguan-born American, frequently serves as a political commentator on CNN and previously worked as a consultant to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump's NASA nominee advances after floor drama Senate repeals auto-loan guidance in precedent-shattering vote Overnight Defense: Lawmakers worry over Syria strategy | Trump's base critical of strikes | Flake undecided on Pompeo | Coast Guard plans to keep allowing transgender members | GOP chair wants to cut B from Pentagon agencies MORE (R-Ariz.). Prior to the presidential election, Navarro said she was voting for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program Pompeo can lead the fight against global hunger and malnutrition Poll: Cruz running neck and neck with Dem challenger MORE and denounced Trump's rhetoric toward Hispanics. 

“I want him to stop playing games and pretending that he doesn’t know these hate crimes are going on out there,” Navarro said. “I want him to really, genuinely address his supporters. He needs to do more. Donald Trump needs to understand that, whether he is a racist or not, he peddled in this for the last 18 months, and he unearthed an ugly underbelly in America.”