CNN political analyst Ana Navarro said Monday night Donald Trump Jr. was "dropped on his head as a child" in commentating on Trump Jr.'s previously undisclosed meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.
"When I read his statement where he was admitting that he had met with this Russian lawyer for the purpose of receiving information against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE, I thought, ‘My God, this kid was dropped on his head as a child!’ " Navarro exclaimed on "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon."
"How could he possibly be admitting this?” she asked before adding, “Because he knew there was an email out there.”
“The sheer amount of contacts and meetings that none of them remember between Trump World and Russians involved with the Kremlin is astounding,” Navarro, a GOP strategist who supported Jeb Bush in the Republican presidential primary, continued.
“This stinks to holy hell! And it’s time that Republicans stop thinking narrowly and start thinking broadly about defending the American democracy and the integrity of our elections. This is the most important issue facing us.”
Navarro has been one of CNN's most outspoken critics against the president and has sparred with Trump Jr. on social media in the past, including last week, when Navarro attacked Ivanka Trump for participating in talks at the annual Group of 20 summit.
Given choice b/w Pres. Donald or Pres. Ivanka, I'd take her. After all, she's smart and eloquent and knows how to make champagne popsicles. https://t.co/54uZy3mUqM— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 8, 2017
She is VERY smart & eloquent. You can belittle her all you want w your snark, but we all know 1 on 1 she way out of your league. https://t.co/RpvUhdqXM5— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 8, 2017
Oh, no! I got under Little Boy Trump's thin skin. Not his fault. It's a hereditary condition. https://t.co/HOnEoAIN8j— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 8, 2017
I love being attacked by pundits who somehow make a living in politics but haven't been right about anything in 2 years. So out of touch!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 8, 2017
President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE hasn't appeared on CNN since August 2016, often referring to the 37-year-old cable news network as "fake news."