‘The View’ adds CNN’s Ana Navarro to cast

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GOP strategist and staunch President Trump critic Ana Navarro will be joining ABC’s “The View” on a full-time basis starting Friday, according to a Friday report tweeted by Navarro.

“Some personal news…stating today, I am happy to be joining the ladies around the table as a Friday co-host on “The View,” Navarro, who also serves as a CNN contributor, tweeted to her more than one million followers.

Navarro, 46, will join the roundtable opinion program on Fridays, filling for moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who doesn’t work that day.

She will join Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman. McCain and Huntsman are former Fox News co-hosts, while Hostin is a former CNN contributor. Behar once served as a host on CNN’s sister station, HLN.

Variety reports that Navarro had been in talks to join “The View” in this capacity in recent months, but say negotiations broke down due to salary demands.

{mosads}Navarro, who supported Jeb Bush’s failed run for president, is one of CNN’s staunchest critics of the president. She once declared that Trump has turned the White House into a “s**thole,” and also called the president “stupid, tone deaf, insensitive and offensive.”

The View has thrived since Trump took office. The show wrapped up its 21st season in August with its best ratings since creator Barbara Walters’ departure four years ago, averaging 2.9 million viewers.

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