Longtime Republican strategist Ana Navarro has been outspoken in her opposition to Donald Trump. I’ve posted multiple clips on Twitter of Navarro, a staunch Republican, eviscerating Trump supporters.
Up until now, Navarro has said she won’t support Trump, but also wouldn’t vote for Clinton.
Today, Navarro said she’s voting for Hillary because the election is too close, and we can’t afford to elect Donald Trump president.
What was particularly interesting, and helpful, was Navarro’s listing of the top Trump outrages. They’re illustrative.
1. Trump launches his campaign calling Latino immigrants rapists.
2. Latino children actually fear that their immigrant parents will be forced to leave the country if Trump wins.
3. Trump says US-born judge Gonzalo Curiel can’t be fair because his ancestors come from Mexico.
4. Trump smears John McCain’s war experience.
5. Trump mocks a reporter with a disability.
Here’s NYT reporter Serge Kovaleski alongside Trump:
And here’s the video:
6. Trump boasted about sexually assaulting women, and routinely denigrates women, calling them “fat,” “bimbo” and “ugly.”
8. Trump constantly tries to profit politically from tragedy.
9. Trump keeps saying the US election is “rigged.” It’s not.
10. Trump has fostered an atmosphere of anti-semitism, a lot.
Our founding fathers set up a government of checks and balances. We can and have survived presidents with bad judgment. But I fear the effects on America of a president with bad character.
I worry that Trump brings out the worst in America. Division. Hostility. Racism. Bigotry. Misogyny. Things we used to hide. Feelings we used to try to overcome. Under the guise of not cowing to political correctness, some people are no longer embarrassed or ashamed to show the warts on their souls.
Some tell me, in 2016 we should no longer expect the president of the United States to be a role model. I refuse to accept that.
The president of the United States has to lift us all in moments of national grief. The president of the United States has to hug the children and spouses of fallen soldiers. That person represents us all. That person is recognized as the face and the voice for America in front of the rest of the world, and more importantly, by our children. A person supported by the Klu Klux Klan and its former Grand Wizard David Duke can never represent me. He can never be a role model for me.
We each have a right and a duty to make a personal choice based on those things that are most important to us, that we value most. My conscience compels me to do every little thing I can to make sure a bad person is not our next president. In America, we don’t choose our leaders through violence or armed insurrections.
One vote is our right. One vote is our weapon. I am exercising mine against Donald Trump.