CNN commentator Ana Navarro rebuked President Donald Trump for his criticism of senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, branding the president a “poor baby” who was petrified of getting his hair moist.
Navarro made the feedback in response to Trump’s Sunday night tweets, which mocked Klobuchar’s official announcement speech delivered in heavy snow in her dwelling state of Minnesota.
“Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures,” the president wrote. “Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!”
But Navarro gave Trump’s assault brief thrift, not least due to his personal previous struggles with inclement climate.
“I saw the tweet about Amy Klobuchar and calling her a snow woman for standing there braving the snowfall,” Navarro stated throughout a Sunday panel for CNN. “It made me chuckle, frankly, and roll my eyes. This is a guy who skipped a visit to a U.S. cemetery in France of U.S. veterans because he, poor baby, was afraid to get his little hair wet.”
“So I think taking on Amy Klobuchar, attacking her for standing in the middle of a snowfall in her home state, might not be the hill he wants to die on, might not be the smartest line of attack for Trump,” Navarro added.
The president was roundly criticized for his failure to attend an occasion marking the centenary of the tip of World War One on the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in northern France in November. The web site commemorates troops who fought within the battle, together with many Americans buried among the many 2,289 graves there.
The White House later blamed poor climate for the no-show, claiming rain had hampered logistics for the journey. But critics dismissed the excuse, slamming the president for perceieved apathy within the face of rain. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, for instance, tweeted, “Rain didn’t stop [those who fought] & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.”
For her half, Klobuchar issued a cussed response to the president’s assault. “Science is on my side, @realDonaldTrump,” she tweeted. “Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues). And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?”
In her announcement speech, Klobuchar stated she desires to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord “on day one” of her potential presidency, reversing one in all Trump’s most contentious choices. The three-term senator additionally harassed her need to deal with a number of the latest challenges dealing with America.
“For too long, leaders in Washington have sat on the sidelines while others try to figure out what to do about our changing economy and its impact on our lives, what to do about the disruptive nature of new technologies, income inequality, the political and geographic divides, the changing climate, the tumult in our world,” she instructed the gang.
In a thinly-veiled assault on the president, Klobuchar additionally declared that the U.S. deserves greater than “foreign policy by tweet” and warned that the nation’s sense of group is being undermined “by the petty and vicious nature of our politics.”
“We are bored with the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. Today, on this snowy island, we are saying sufficient is sufficient,” she continued.
In this file picture, President Donald Trump shelters from the rain underneath an umbrella in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2018. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images