CNN contributor Ana Navarro blamed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for being asked to leave a Lexington, Virginia restaurant on Friday night.
During a panel discussion on Saturday, Navarro chalked it up to what she said was the “cost of being an accomplice” to President Donald Trump. (RELATED: CNN’s Ana Navarro Mocks DHS Secretary About Lack Of ‘Norwegian Restaurants’ In DC, Then Insists It Wasn’t About Race)
Sanders tweeted about the incident on Saturday, saying that she had been asked to leave because of her association with the White House, and she did so.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
Navarro responded to the situation by saying that Sanders made a choice to work for President Trump, and had effectively become the face of the administration.
She said, “People have seen this president lie and lie and lie and lie, time again, they’ve seen him do outrageous offensive things. Sarah Sanders, his spokesperson, has become the face of this administration. And I think, you know, some people are offended by the idea of baking a cake for a gay couple, they find that morally offensive. Some people find the idea of tearing children away from their families and then lying about it morally offensive.”
Navarro admitted that she did “feel very badly” that Sanders’ family were forced to witness what happened to their mother, but she understood the reason the restaurant owner felt compelled to act.
“You make choices in life,” she said. “And there is a cost to being an accomplice to this cruel, deceitful administration.”