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Ana Navarro rejiggers meaningful Holocaust poem to defend FBI heads

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According to the liberal playbook, if all else fails, make Hitler comparisons.

CNN analyst Ana Navarro faced stinging backlash on Monday for rewording the famous Holocaust poem “First they came …” to criticize the Trump administration in light of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s surprise resignation.

Navarro’s reinterpretation of Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller’s legendary composition placed President Trump in the role of the Nazis, persecuting political adversaries in the way the Hitler regime targeted Jews and other groups.

“First, he came for Comey, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists

“Then, he came for McCabe, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists

“Next, he’ll come for Rosestein & they won’t speak out b/c they’re Trump apologists

“Last, he’ll come for Mueller…”

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin).

Navarro’s tweet suggested Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller will soon step down from their positions under pressure from the president.

She also slammed “Trump apologists” for allegedly refusing to “speak out” against President Trump’s actions.

The version of the original poem on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reads:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

“Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

“Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci).

Many Twitter users took Navarro to task, reprimanding her for allegedly minimizing the Holocaust.


Navarro herself has previously spoken out against drawing Nazi comparisons in political discussions.

A self-described Republican, Navarro voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has been a vocal detractor of President Trump, particularly on the issue of immigration.

Last week, Navarro clashed with Meghan McCain on ABC’s “The View,” declaring that she opposes the president’s decision to end DACA “because I’m a Hispanic immigrant Latina.”

Navarro’s tweet insinuated President Trump forced McCabe’s removal from the FBI. The White House said during Monday’s press briefing that the president played no role in the resignation of McCabe, who moved his departure up after planning to retire in March.

(Photo: Screen Capture).

CNN analysts and the facts tend not to get along.


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