CNN’s Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making ‘Trump a one-term president’
CNN political commentator Ana Navarro will host a “Hispanic-focused” roundtable conversation for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden as part of an event billed as a discussion on “the important role Florida Hispanics will play in making Donald Trump a one-term president.”
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 5, 2020
Navarro, one of the president’s staunchest critics on CNN, served as a co-chairwoman on 2008 GOP nominee John McCain’s advisory council. She also supported former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-Fla.) run for the White House in 2016.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 12, 2018
Your teeth are fake.
Your skin-color’s fake.
Your annual physical’s fake.
Your bone-spurs are fake.
Your taxes are fake.
Your Time Magazine covers are fake.
Your charity’s fake.
Your university’s fake.
Your hair looks like a big bowl of Chinese, “Bird’s Nest Soup.”
Take a seat. https://t.co/gCzhjQsbyp
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 15, 2019
Trump voters, your dear leader says you should not vote by mail. Please strictly follow his orders.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 30, 2020
The news comes after CNN contributor April Ryan had been slated to interview then-Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a fundraiser for the former South Bend, Ind., mayor during the primary season in 2019 before backing out, citing the campaign not making it “clear that the venue would be a fundraiser.”
Navarro, also a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” is part of CNN’s opinion side and not an anchor or host.
Still, some journalists and political pundits took to social media Wednesday to question if a network commentator should participate in political campaign events.
Feels like we’ve entered an age of cable where surrogates and hosts just can blend into official campaign functions and no one really cares. Sean Duffy at Trump events. Sean Hannity selling books for the RNC. Now this. https://t.co/Cnl8kQ44am
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 5, 2020
2018: CNN said it was “disturbing to the core” when host Sean Hannity joined Donald Trump at a campaign event.
2020: CNN announces contributor Ana Navarro will be hosting a roundtable for Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/2lNAtbvust
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) August 5, 2020
MediaMatters loves to pounce on Fox talent even if it’s nothing more than a book signing. So why hasn’t @ehananoki called out CNN for this?
“CNN contributor Ana Navarro is hosting a roundtable for Joe Biden’s campaign tomorrow”
(Reminder: CNN considers MM a ‘reliable source’) https://t.co/EITMWPYx9o
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) August 5, 2020
Apropos of nothing, in case you feel inclined to mock people for being afraid Project Lincoln grifters are a Trojan horse…https://t.co/IR9SPlsRjZ
— Ross A. Lincoln (@Rossalincoln) August 5, 2020
Hopefully when Anna Navarro appears on TV it no longer says “Republican strategist or commentator” it should now read “Biden campaign member” since she is now doing events for them.
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) August 5, 2020
The Hill has reached out to CNN for comment.