Exclusive - Ana Navarro Extended Interview

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Political commentator Ana Navarro talks about calling out Republicans who support Donald Trump despite his mounting scandals and discusses the civil war within the GOP. (6:08)

Please welcome Ana Navarro,everybody.

(cheering, applause)

-Welcome to the show, Ana.-Thank you.

So, for the five people whodon't know who you are, you...

I'm the womanwho said "pussy" on TV.

I guess you couldn't... I wasgonna say it in a different way.

-But you said it. -Let'sjust get right to the point.

Here's a question I have.Why did you say "pussy"?

Everyone says "the P word"or the "intimate areas."

-Why did you say "pussy"?-Well, first of all,

'cause it's 12:45 a.m., right,when I said it.


because I just couldn'thandle any more people defending

the man who's running forthe highest office of the land,

in the United States of America,saying the word,

and yet pretendingto be offended

when a mere pundit or a comedianor anybody else says it.

Hypocrisy needs to be called outin American politics,

and the absurd has reachedthe point

-where it is just insufferable.-Here's a question I have.

So, for those whodon't know your background,

where you've come from,you have been a GOP voice

for a very long time

You're a strategist, you workedclosely with Jeb Bush, as well.

So it's not likeyou're coming at us

from a Democraticpoint of view at all.

I've been a Republicansince I was eight years old.

I fled communism.

-Ronald Reagan...-That's a very young age

to be... a Republican.

What were you doing at eightthat you were a Republican?

-(laughter)-Sorry to interrupt you.

That's just a weird...I was not thinking of politics

at the age of eight.

-Well... -Why were youa Republican at eight?

Because I fled communism,

and Ronald Reagandefeated communists.

-I see. -Because my father wasa Nicaraguan Freedom Fighter

and Ronald Reagansupported them.

I was a Republican beforeDonald Trump was a Republican.

I was a Republicanwhen Donald Trump

-(cheering)-was a Democrat.

I was a Republican whenDonald Trump was an independent.

And I'm going to be a Republican

when Donald Trump gets tiredof being a Republican.

Do you think that'll happen,or do you think Donald Trump

is going to takethe Republican Party with him?

Because when Paul Ryanstood up and said,

"I'm un-endorsing this man," yousaw a lot of Republican voters,

I think it was only 13%,

who said,"We will step away from Trump."

The remaining people in theparty said, "We are with Trump."

Actually, Paul Ryanhas not un-endorsed him.

I mean, he refuses to be in thesame zip code, the same stage,

the same roof as him, but he hasnot officially un-endorsed him.

Fortunately for Paul Ryan,

Donald Trump,who comes unhinged easily,

has reacted as if Paul Ryanhas un-endorsed him,

-Yeah.-which I think is the best thing

that could happen to Paul Ryan.

I am very happy that Paul Ryanhas decided

to treat Donald Trumplike a Zika mosquito:

Avoid contactor you will be infected.

Um, I don't know what's goingto happen after November 9th.

I can tell you that I don't knowhow to count very well.

I don't know math,that's why I went to law school.

But I do know enough mathto know that in order

to be a viable party to win theWhite House,

-you need 50 % plus one.-Mm-hmm.

If the Republican Party breaksinto pieces,

we have less of a chance of thathappening than we do now.

We have got to figure out a wayto move forward,

to reconcile, re-brand,reunite.

-'Cause this party,this country, -Yes.

needs two healthy partiesputting out solutions,

trying to solve the crisesthat we have.

This dysfunction, this realityshow that's politics must end.

We, as voters,need to demand better.

-Here's-here's something...-(applause)

Yeah, that's-that'sa valuable point to make.

Is the Republican Partystill a thing, though?

Because, you know--I hear what you're saying--

but let's look-- if all thesupporters, or...

Let's say a large amountof the supporters...

It depends. Wh-what is yourdefinition of "thing"?

If your large, if a large groupof the supporters,

supports Donald Trump, and youas a staunch Republican say,

"This is not who I support,"

does that mean you haveto make something new?

Does that mean...

they have to find something new?What does that mean?

Clearly, there are twoRepublican parties.

And we cannot be definedby Donald Trump,

and whether we supportDonald Trump or not.

There are Republican valuesthat we all share.

Small government,less regulation,

strong institutions of faith,strong family.

This is a party that's beenaround for hundreds of years.

This is Abraham Lincoln's party.

We're going to allow ourselves,at this point in history,

to be defined by this man?

Well, I'm sorry, I'm...I-I think I'm offending men.

(laughter and applause)

You are not jokingwhen it comes to this.

Like, you-you really, you really

viscerally hate Donald Trump,and it's understandable.

Here's a question I havefor you, then,

because I do nothave the opportunity

to sit with manystaunch Republicans

who openly admit to loathingDonald Trump.

An election is coming up, right?

You are going to vote?

-Yes.-Oh, okay.

When you step into that booth,

you will have oneof two choices.

What are you going to choose?

Well, right now, I have said,and I'm sticking to this,

I'm going to write in my mother.

Which, I want to tell you, makesmy mother incredibly nervous.

She's got high anxietyabout this.

I think she thinks she can win.

She stands a chance

-against Donald Trump,because... -Look, I'm-I'm not

alone in America right now.This is a historical election.

-Not only do we havethe first woman running. -Yes.

Not only do we have the firstorange person running.

But it's also the first timein American history

that both candidatesof the major parties

-are more unpopularthan they are popular. -Yes.

And so a lot of Americansare feeling like I am.

Now, I... Unfortunately,I live in a swing state.

I live in Florida. That meansthat my vote may really matter.

If Hillary Clinton is winningthis election by six points

in Florida come election day,you know...

Mrs. Navarrois getting written in.

If it's 50-50, I-I don't knowwhat I'm going to do,

because I do know that myconscience does not allow me...

it does not allow meto-to allow Donald Trump...

To not do everypossible thing I can

to make surethat a misogynist, racist,

a bigot, jerk, entitled man

is the next presidentof the United States.

It sounds like you do knowwhat you're gonna do.

This has been an amazing chat.

I hope you'll come backwhen we're in a better s...

a better-better space, but thankyou so much for being here.

Well, sweetheart, that'sif Donald Trump doesn't win,

because if he doesI'm probably getting deported

after I get auditedand waterboarded.

We'll do the show fromoutside the country together.

That's what we'll do.Thank you very much.