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Political commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas used to mock Joe Biden but is now organizing an event for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
In a move than raised no eyebrows at CNN, where the political analyst is listed as a “Republican strategist,” Navarro-Cárdenas announced that she will be leading a discussion at an event in Florida being billed as a “Hispanic-focused virtual organizing event and roundtable conversation.”
The event scheduled for Thursday will highlight “the important role Florida Hispanics will play in making Donald Trump a one-term president.”
While claiming to be a Republican, Navarro-Cárdenas has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and has made no secret of her decision to be “#RidinWithBiden” in the 2020 race.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 5, 2020
Despite her stint as co-chair of the advisory council for 2008 GOP nominee John McCain and her support of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s White House bid in 2016, Navarro has been fawning over Biden for months, even though in 2012, she said he had “amnesia for real.”
Chacha met her Uncle @JoeBiden in Miami today. We both think America should never again elect (even though not by the popular vote), a President who is not capable of showing affection to animals. It’s a bad, bad sign. pic.twitter.com/jjYeu5wUV0
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 15, 2019
Navarro-Cárdenas frequently attacks the president and his supporters using her television and social media platforms.
Your teeth are fake.
Your skin-color’s fake.
Your annual physical’s fake.
Your bone-spurs are fake.
Your taxes are fake.
Your Time Magazine covers are fake.
Your charity’s fake.
Your university’s fake.
Your hair looks like a big bowl of Chinese, “Bird’s Nest Soup.”
Take a seat. https://t.co/gCzhjQsbyp
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 15, 2019
Trump voters, your dear leader says you should not vote by mail. Please strictly follow his orders.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 30, 2020
Navarro-Cárdenas, who also co-hosts ABC’s “The View,” is not an anchor or host on CNN but appears on the network’s opinion side where her hypocrisy runs unchecked. The same woman who slammed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh while defending Christine Blasey Ford and her accusations against him, tore into former Nevada Democratic Lt. Gov. nominee, Lucy Flores and her accusations against Biden.
But in an obvious lack of self-awareness, CNN has not found any problem with their analyst acting as a Biden surrogate with Thursday’s campaign event in Florida. Yet not long ago, the network that fawned over former President Barack Obama or failed 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton was aghast at Fox News hosts Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro and the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” for appearing at a Trump 2018 rally event.
2018: CNN said it was “disturbing to the core” when host Sean Hannity joined Donald Trump at a campaign event.
2020: CNN announces contributor Ana Navarro will be hosting a roundtable for Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/2lNAtbvust
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) August 5, 2020
Many Twitter users called out the double standard.
Feels like we’ve entered an age of cable where surrogates and hosts just can blend into official campaign functions and no one really cares. Sean Duffy at Trump events. Sean Hannity selling books for the RNC. Now this. https://t.co/Cnl8kQ44am
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 5, 2020
MediaMatters loves to pounce on Fox talent even if it’s nothing more than a book signing. So why hasn’t @ehananoki called out CNN for this?
“CNN contributor Ana Navarro is hosting a roundtable for Joe Biden’s campaign tomorrow”
(Reminder: CNN considers MM a ‘reliable source’) https://t.co/EITMWPYx9o
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) August 5, 2020
Hopefully when Anna Navarro appears on TV it no longer says “Republican strategist or commentator” it should now read “Biden campaign member” since she is now doing events for them.
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) August 5, 2020
— Bob (@joblinusa) August 5, 2020
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