Republican consultant Ana Navarro told CNN's "New Day" Monday that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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 McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE (R-Ariz.). Prior to the presidential election, Navarro said she was voting for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) 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.”