Saturday, March 12, 2022

Ana Navarro "missed it by that much."

On Friday, co-host of The View Ana Navarro posed (at 11:23 of the video below) the bottom -line question for Stephanie Grisham, a press secretary to President Trump and author of "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at The Trump White House."  Navarro asked "You know, after you know about Mexicans, after hearing the sexual assault posts on tape, after seeing him making fun of a disabled reporter, you need four years to get (indistinguishable)."

Grisham responded

You also don't know the things I stayed in there and stopped. So, you know, if we want to fight this out for the rest of this, I'm good to go, but I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but I don't want to see him ever elected again.

Or at least that was close to what the last seven words were. Navarro then stated the question is "a little personal for me" because "I took attacks for four years" from her criticism of Trump. Sunny Hostin changed the subject, asking Navarro why a Latina still could be a Republican, and the moment was lost.

Hostin's question was legitimate and appropriate but not in that instance. Kudos to the group, in particular, Navarro, for leading one of the people in the Trump Administration to state "you also don't know the things I stayed in there and stopped."

The applause and laughter of the live audience (fortunately, not a dead audience), the women talking over each other, and addressing a range of subjects are much of the charm of the show.  However, when the guest host says there are "things I stayed in there and stopped," she should have been asked to specify those things she stopped

Nonetheless, it was about Ana N. having been attacked for her very real courage, or her unwillingness to bolt from the Trump-dominated party, however vile it is. Instead, it should have been about President Donald J. Trump, about those things he would have done had he not been constrained by employees.

"What were those things, Stephanie?" must be asked so that we might learn considerably more about Mr. Trump. In the alternative, if Grisham fails to give it up, we'd learn that she was there only for fun and profit but did not want to rein in arguably the most dangerous of all Presidents. And that, too, would be information worth having when trying to figure out how so many people decided to assist in so much evil.

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