'The View' Fans React to Ana Navarro as New Co-Host

Ana Navarro was announced as the newest co-host of The View on Friday, Nov. 2, with the Republican strategist set to appear on the show one day a week, Variety reports.

Navarro will appear every Friday, joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman on the panel for Season 22 of the talk show.

Naturally, fans of the show used Twitter to share their thoughts on the new casting decision.

"Love your commentary!" one person tweeted. "The View will only be better with your wisdom and energy!!!"

Someone else called Navarro a "straight shooter."

Some shared that they may give The View a shot now that Navarro is on the panel.

"So glad Ana will be on the show EVERY Friday...that'll be the only day I tune in!!" wrote one user.

Navarro identifies as Republican but has been openly critical of Donald Trump.

Clearly, some were unhappy about the casting decision.

"Are you still registered as a Republican?" one person wondered. "That's what bothers me about her — everything about her beliefs aligns with the Democratic party but she still identifies as a Republican. It's odd."

On Fridays, Goldberg takes the day off as moderator, which leaves room for Navarro to fill in. Navarro was reportedly in negotiations to appear on The View as a full-time co-host but salary demands did not allow those negotations to pan out.

After the news was announced, Navarro used Twitter to write that she is excited to join the women on the panel.

"Some personal news...stating today, I am happy to be joining the ladies around the table as a Friday Co-host on 'The View,'" she tweeted.

In addition to her spot on The View, Navarro will also remain as a contributor on CNN, where she discusses politics.


The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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