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Ana Navarro Rips Arpaio Pardon: A ‘Slap in the Face to the Latino Community’

In a classic Friday night news dump with Hurricane Harvey hours away from making landfall in Texas, President Donald Trump pardoned controversial Maricopa County, AZ sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Moments after the pardon was announced, Ana Navarro phoned into Anderson Cooper: 360 and told substitute host John Berman that part of her was not surprised that Trump granted the pardon. But…

“Part of me is shocked, shocked, that in a week where there’s been the backlash after Charlottesville, in a week where he just now signed the order banning transgenders, it’s like this guy all he wants to do is represent the 34 percent base.”

Navarro blasted Trump, and said that the Arpaio pardon would only serve to further alienate him from Latino voters.

“He’s got to know what it means to the Latino community to pardon Joe Arpaio,” Navarro said. “It is a slap in the face for most Latinos. This man has served his career on being a guy who does racial profiling.”

The Republican strategist added:

“What he has done today, Donald Trump, is another slap in the face to the Latino community.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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