Ana Navarro to Ben Ferguson: ‘Who Died and Made You the Judge of Blackness?’
Ana Navarro and Ben Ferguson were both in studio for Thursday’s CNN New Day, so naturally, things got really wild as they discussed President Donald Trump.
Alisyn Camerota had the two conservative commentators start things off by asking for their thoughts about Eminem and his very viral slams against the president. Navarro defended the rapper for using his freedom of speech to rebuke Trump, though Ferguson thought Eminem was continuing a pattern of political opportunism in order to sell records.
The conversation continued to revolve around misogyny and hypocrisy as the three discussed whether the rapper’s past statements could be judged on the same standard as the president’s. Ferguson felt that the left is only embracing Eminem’s rough lyrics and subject matter because of his attacks on the president, though Navarro countered with “it is equally absurd for people to support a man who talked about grabbing women and get all holy roller when we talk the rapper.”
As the meltdown continued, Camerota tried to rein things in by moving the conversation towards Trump’s most recent comments about Colin Kaepernick and professional footballers who kneel for the national anthem. This eventually led to Ferguson calling Kapernick an attention-seeking “fraud” who disrespects America despite never voting or participating in other kinds of public demonstrations for his beliefs.
Navarro took issue with that, asking Ferguson “who died and made you the judge of blackness to tell Colin [Kaepernick] whether he voted or not allows him to have a political opinion?” From there, the two started fighting again about whether a person’s political perspective can only be defined by their voting records.
Watch the mess above, via CNN.
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