CNN’s Navarro Says Latinos Who Support Trump Are ‘Very Stupid’

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CNN’s Ana Navarro has criticized fellow Latinos who support Donald Trump, labeling their attitudes towards immigration as ‘very stupid.’

Navarro suggested that some Latino immigrants seem to forget their own roots and mistakenly believe that being anti-immigrant will help them assimilate better into American society.

Speaking on CNN on Friday night, the anti-Trump Republican expressed her frustration with such a mindset, saying it only serves to highlight how it contributes to a divisive atmosphere.

“There are some Latino immigrants who forget they came here as immigrants and who want to shut the door behind them, and who think being anti-immigrant somehow is going to make them pass as more American, pass as whatever. And that’s a very stupid attitude to have.”

Navarro cited the a 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman targeted Hispanics, to underscore her point.

She emphasized that when racists target Latinos, they don’t care about their immigration status or accent and simply see them as part of a group they despise.

‘What folks don’t realize is that when the guy drives thousands of miles to go hunt down Latinos in a Walmart in Texas, he doesn’t care when you came here. He doesn’t care what your accent is,’ Navarro said.

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