CNN's Ana Navarro blasted President Trump on Friday over his handling of North Korea, saying "it's like he's playing Battleship in between golf games." 

"I think one of the things that gives me some comfort level is the idea that he's got very strong, very measured combat veterans like John Kelly, like Mattis around him, who hopefully are taking a serious look at this," she said, referring to the White House chief of staff and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts Trump, honor Obama’s agreement to release Guantanamo detainee MORE

"Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE has no idea what he's doing," continued Navarro, who supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during last year's Republican presidential primaries and frequently has harsh criticism for Trump.

"Let's not even pretend that he does. This is a guy who went to military school and thinks that makes him a military expert. As far as I'm concerned, it's like he's playing Battleship in between golf games at his golf course."

"But he does. He did have the wherewithal of getting some very seasoned combat veterans, who do understand the world around him, and hopefully they will have an influence on what's happening," she said. 

Trump earlier this week said North Korea "will be met with fire and fury ... like the world has never seen" if it continued to threaten the U.S. On Thursday, he said that statement might not have been strong enough.