'Baby' Donald Trump Slammed for Klobuchar Criticism: 'Afraid to Get His Little Hair Wet,' CNN Guest Says

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 scared of getting his hair wet.

Navarro made the comments in response to Trump's Sunday evening tweets, which mocked Klobuchar's official announcement speech delivered in heavy snow in her home 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 attack short shrift, not least because of his own past struggles with inclement weather.

"I saw the tweet about Amy Klobuchar and calling her a snow woman for standing there braving the snowfall," Navarro said during 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 event marking the centenary of the end of World War One at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in northern France in November. The site commemorates troops who fought in the conflict, including many Americans buried among the 2,289 graves there.

The White House later blamed poor weather for the no-show, claiming rain had hampered logistics for the trip. But critics dismissed the excuse, slamming the president for perceieved apathy in the face of rain. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, for example, tweeted, "Rain didn't stop [those who fought] & it shouldn't have stopped an American president."

For her part, Klobuchar issued a stubborn response to the president's attack. "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 said she wants to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord "on day one" of her prospective presidency, reversing one of Trump's most contentious decisions. The three-term senator also stressed her desire to address some of the newest challenges facing 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 told the crowd.

In a thinly-veiled attack on the president, Klobuchar also declared that the U.S. deserves more than "foreign policy by tweet" and warned that the country's sense of community is being undermined "by the petty and vicious nature of our politics."

"We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. Today, on this snowy island, we say enough is enough," she continued.

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In this file photo, President Donald Trump shelters from the rain under an umbrella in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2018. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images