Ana Navarro

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Ana Navarro
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Born Ana Violeta Navarro Flores[1]
(1971-12-28) December 28, 1971 (age 46)[2]
Chinandega, Nicaragua
Residence Miami, Florida, U.S.
Education Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Alma mater University of Miami
St. Thomas University
Occupation Political commentator, strategist
Employer CNN
Political party Republican

Ana Violeta Navarro Flores (born December 28, 1971) is a Nicaraguan-born American Republican strategist and political commentator for various news outlets, including CNN, CNN en Español,[3] ABC News, Telemundo,[4] and The View.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Navarro was born in 1971 in Nicaragua, the daughter of Violeta Flores Lopez and José Augusto Navarro Flores.[1] She and her family moved to the United States in 1980, because of political turmoil.[1] She attended the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, a private Catholic college preparatory day school for girls in Coconut Grove, a neighborhood of the city of Miami, Florida,[5] and is a graduate of the University of Miami. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and Political Science in 1993. In 1997, she obtained a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University Law School.[6]

During her first year in university, Navarro raised funds for the Contras in the Nicaraguan Revolution. According to Navarro, she became a Republican because of Ronald Reagan and his backing of the Contras.[7][8]

Life and career[edit]

Republican strategist[edit]

Navarro has served in a number of Republican administrations, including the transition team for Florida governor Jeb Bush in 1998.[9] She also served as the national co-chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council for John McCain in 2008[3] and Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2012.[10] She supported Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential campaign.[11]

Political commentator[edit]

She received negative press in 2013 from a statement she made on Meet the Press suggesting that working moms work hard while stay-at-home moms are "kept women" who "want to lean back and be on a rocking chair drinking a mint julep."[12]

In February 2014, she became a political commentator for ABC News.[13]

Navarro appeared on ABC’s The View in mid-2015 and has since become a recurring panelist.[14]

She is currently a Republican commentator on CNN and CNN en Español.[5]

Donald Trump[edit]

In October 2016, she made headlines when she strongly criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on CNN after the Donald Trump and Billy Bush recording surfaced, and called for party leaders to disown Trump.[15][16][17] She also harshly criticized Trump's comments about immigrants, calling him a racist.[18]

On November 7, 2016, she revealed that she had voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Though Navarro is a lifelong Republican, she is vehemently anti-Trump, and said she decided to vote for Clinton after seeing how close the race in Florida had become.[11]

Roy Moore[edit]

She was a vocal opponent to the 2017 election of Roy Moore to the Senate, due to allegations he may have molested young girls. "This is not about me, it’s about decency and morality,” she continued, “It’s about Republicans and Americans not compromising decency and morality for one vote.”[19] She broke out in song and dance when she learned Moore had lost the election.[20]

Pussy viral clip[edit]

A clip of Navarro during a CNN panel went viral in October 2016. The video shows Navarro saying "pussy" live on the air while quoting a statement by Donald Trump. In response, a panelist who supported Trump named Scottie Nell Hughes said, "Will you please stop saying that word? My daughter is listening." Her response was, "Don't tell me you're offended when I say 'pussy,' but you're not offended when Donald Trump says it."[21]

Tax money for settlements[edit]

Navarro is a vocal opponent of using tax money to pay for legal fees related to sexual harassment. She has complained about the $17 million of federal tax money that has been spent by politicians in Congress towards settlement claims. She believes the public deserves to know how much of that money was used to settle sexual harassment claims.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Navarro resides in Miami, Florida.[23]


  1. ^ a b c Stated on Finding Your Roots, November 14, 2017
  2. ^ Vilchez, Anagilmara (June 8, 2016). "A Nicaraguan who Advises Republicans - Havana". Havana Times. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ana Navarro". Harvard Institute of Politics. Fall 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) | Twitter". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  5. ^ a b c "Biography". The View. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ana Navarro | The Institute of Politics at Harvard University". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  7. ^ Blitzer, Jonathan (October 19, 2016). "Ana Navarro's One-Woman Revolt Against Donald Trump". The New Yorker. Retrieved September 19, 2018. 
  8. ^ Smith, Adam C. (February 7, 2013). "GOP operative Ana Navarro a warrior for the cause". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 19, 20918.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "GOP operative Ana Navarro a warrior for the cause". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  10. ^ Smith, Adam C. (1 February 2013). "GOP operative Ana Navarro a warrior for the cause". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Navarro, Ana (November 7, 2016). "Ana Navarro: I'm voting for Hillary Clinton". CNN. 
  12. ^ "On NBC, RINO Strategist Insults 'Lean Back With a Mint Julep' Moms Who Stay Home". NewsBusters. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  13. ^ Horowitz, Jason (12 May 2015). "Jeb Bush, Ana Navarro and the Question That May Have Been Misheard". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Meghan McCain slams 'View' co-hosts over Trump-Flynn mishap". Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  15. ^ "'That's 50 shades of crazy!': Ana Navarro blasts Trump rep for blaming his crudeness on erotic novel". The Raw Story. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  16. ^ Crockett, Emily (2016-10-08). "GOP strategist Ana Navarro unleashed hellfire on CNN over Trump. It's must-see TV". Vox. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  17. ^ "Ana Navarro has become the voice of the outraged Republican woman". miamiherald. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  18. ^ Rebecca Shapiro (2016-10-07). "CNN's Ana Navarro Demolishes Trump In 2 Languages: 'He Is a Flat-Out Racist!'". The Huffington Post. 
  19. ^ "CNN's Ana Navarro Loses it on Ed Martin: 'I Barely Know Your Name, I Have No Idea Who You Are'". Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  20. ^ "10 Latinas who dominated 2017 – The Lily". The Lily. 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  21. ^ Blitzer, Jonathan (2016-10-19). "Ana Navarro's One-Woman Revolt Against Donald Trump". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  22. ^ Navarro, Ana. "In media, you get fired. In politics, not so much". CNN. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  23. ^ "Ana Navarro". Politic365. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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