GOP strategist Ana Navarro said on Monday that Trump blew his opportunity to unite the country after the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, saying that she believes he is “unfit to be human” for not explicitly condemning white supremacists immediately after the attack.

“He’s not only unfit to be president,” she said on CNN. “In my book, his lack of leadership, his lack of empathy, his lack of courage — he’s unfit to be human.”

A vocal Republican critic of the president, Navarro said that Trump has made her “cringe” many times, but the president's delayed denunciation of white supremacist groups had made her more "ashamed" than ever. 


“I’ve been embarrassed about having Trump for president many times but no times worse than today,” she said. “I’m beyond embarrassed, I’m ashamed.”

Navarro said that Trump had a responsibility to unite the country after the fatal attack on protesters decrying white supremacist groups that had gathered in Charlottesville, saying that he avoided that opportunity in order “to pander to members of his base whom he did not want to antagonize.”

“He was a coward — he didn’t have the spine to behave like the leader of the United States, and I feel that to be shameful,” she added.

Trump's Saturday statement condemned the violence at the rally but claimed "many sides" were to blame for it. On Monday afternoon, he eventually stated that "racism is evil" and singled out white supremacist groups. 

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans," he said.