GOP strategist Ana Navarro, a vocal Republican critic of President Trump, said on Monday that she believes Trump is “unfit to be human” for not specifically condemning white supremacists immediately after the attack in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
“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.”
“I’ve been embarrassed about having Trump for president many times but no times worse than today,” she continued. “I’m beyond embarrassed, I’m ashamed.”
The Hill added:
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 initially blamed “many sides” for the violence, before coming under pressure from both Democrats and Republicans.
“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 on Monday afternoon.