CNN political commentator Ana Navarro started filing her nails during a panel segment discussing crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
The callous response to a very real concern among Americans occurred during “Cuomo Primetime,” as pro-wall advocate Steve Cortes was debating host Chris Cuomo about crime statistics.
Cuomo, who seemed amused by the gesture, was first to notice Navarro’s actions.
“You can do your nails,” Cortes shot back at the ignorant display. “You know who can’t do their nails are people who have been killed, Ana, by dangerous known illegal aliens who have been allowed to stay in this country because of the leftist policies that people like you promote in so-called sanctuary cities.”
CNN’s Ana Navarro pulls out her nail file in annoyance and starts filing her nails as Steve Cortes tries to talk about crimes committed by illegal aliens against American citizens pic.twitter.com/tqOaqDpVtv
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 10, 2019
Cuomo Is Fake News
We’d be remiss if we allowed Cuomo spouting off fake news to slide, as it may have been the catalyst that led to Navarro dismissing Cortes’ argument.
Cortes noted, correctly we might add, that there are studies that dispute the notion that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than native-born citizens.
“It’s fake news for you to inject BS and say that it’s equal to the real data,” Cuomo countered.
First off, there are actual studies that refute the media’s narrative on this matter.
The Crime Prevention Research Center, for example, reported that a study focused on Arizona found that “undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans” while they also “tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens.”
The Heritage Foundation also notes that the statistics Cuomo is referencing use non-citizens, not illegal aliens, in their reporting, and that they “combine the crime rates of both citizens and non-citizens, legal and illegal.”
They add that the studies tend to use self-reporting in their numbers.
Second, the only possible way to report that illegal immigrants commit less crime is to completely ignore the fact that by entering the country illegally, they’ve committed a crime. Taking that into account means 100 percent of illegal immigrants – hence the word ‘illegal’ – have committed at least one crime.
Third, as Cortes points out, one illegal who commits a violent crime such as murder or rape is one too many.
CNN’s Ana Navarro sighs, rolls her eyes & ***files her nails*** as guest describes innocent Americans murdered by illegal aliens.
This is the perfect depiction of how establishment liberals have approached this heart wrenching American crisis: insulting disinterest pic.twitter.com/bp8zfbw4qU
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 10, 2019
“It’s not BS,” Cortes responded to Cuomo. “Even if I were to grant you that, okay, the point is the illegal alien crime rate should be zero.”
Navarro Is Very Inconsiderate
Anyone who would file their nails during a discussion about crimes committed by illegal immigrants does not care about securing our border. Navarro shouldn’t be taken seriously as a commentator on this subject. And standing out in such a way takes quite a bit of effort when you contribute to a network that has Don Lemon, who claims white people are the biggest terrorist threat in the country, and creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti as two of its major voices.
This isn’t the only instance either.
Navarro mocks Donald Trump Jr. over his father’s marital affairs while palling around with Bill Clinton.
You never know who you’ll run into in FL. Sometimes, it’s gators. Sometimes, it’s Presidents. PS- we’re not in Trump golf course. Hell no. pic.twitter.com/W9UHxg7WzY
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 23, 2017
She also slammed President Trump for ‘dehumanizing‘ MS-13 gang members by calling them ‘animals,’ even after she herself called President Trump an ‘animal.’
Navarro got caught doctoring a photo to try and portray Trump’s cabinet and the Republican Party in general as being all old, white men.
And now, she scoffs at the families that have lost loved ones to illegal immigrants. What a disgrace.