During an appearance on CNN, commentator Ana Navarro chose to file her nails while another guest was speaking about crime statistics.
Host Chris Cuomo was comparing the crime rates between illegal immigrants and U.S. citizens when guest Steve Cortes tried to bring up the fact that there are reports that dispute the claim that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes.
“It’s fake news for you to inject b.s. and say that it’s equal to the real data,” Cuomo said.
“It’s not b.s.,” Cortes said in response. “Even if I were to grant you that, OK, the point is the illegal alien crime rate should be zero.”
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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
Navarro then rolled her eyes and began filing her nails as Cortes tried to explain his point. He then responded to her action, pointing back to victims of illegal immigrant crime.
“You can do your nails,” Cortes said. “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.”
After the segment, Cortes called her out again on Twitter, bringing up specific names of victims.
Know who can’t smugly file their nails Ana? Beautiful Hispanic Americans like Officer Brandon Mendoza and young mother Sandra Duran of Los Angeles. Know why? Because they’re dead — killed by illegal alien repeat offenders allowed to hide in plain sight in our country. https://t.co/8ECTWTuPZm
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) January 10, 2019
While Navarro has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s perspective on immigration, filing her nails on television might not have been the most effective way to get her point across.