CNN contributor Ana Navarro said in a tweet Monday that she hopes President Donald Trump walks into a den of lions.
Navarro was responding to an on-air comment made by Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro about Trump’s ability to win fights. Pirro said rhetorically, “I’m convinced Trump would walk into a den of lions and come out a winner.”
“I hope he was watching. Maybe he tries it,” Navarro tweeted, implying that she hopes to see the president injured or killed by a den of lions.
I hope he was watching. Maybe he tries it. https://t.co/Cey556NzaH
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 11, 2018
Navarro isn’t the first CNN pundit to use violent rhetoric when talking about the president or his administration. (RELATED: Media Rhetoric On Trump Administration Becomes Increasingly Violent)
CNN analyst April Ryan joked about getting into a physical altercation with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders after a tense moment in the briefing room in May.
Ryan said that Sanders’ telling her “you actually don’t know much about me” could’ve started a fight in “certain quarters” of the country.
“That is what I’m talking about! Take off that pretty ring to fornthe [sic] street fight. Lol,” Ryan tweeted to the former mayor of Baltimore about her spat with Sanders.
Anti-Trump Republican Rick Wilson, a frequent CNN guest, threatened in January to “gut” a fellow pro-Trump panelist “like a fish” for defending the president.