Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro appeared for an interview on Bannon’s “War Room” this week where he went off the rails recounting how he urged one-time White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to “strangle and blow up that [Dr. Anthony] Fauci baby in his crib.”
During the interview, Navarro baselessly claimed the nation’s top infectious disease expert had lied repeatedly about COVID-19 and compared him to Adolf Hitler. It’s worth noting that Navarro has no background in science or public health.
Navarro told Bannon that he urged Trump twice to fire Fauci, but “I’m like … the economics guy,” and the president had “all this stuff going on,” Navarro recounted, adding that he told Mulvaney: “This is like Churchill with Hitler — strangle that Fauci baby in his crib.”
However, he said, “coward” Mulvaney and the White House press office were “quivering in their knees at the thought they might take any blowback if Fauci got fired.”
Watch the interview below via Twitter:
Peter Navarro says he repeatedly told Trump to fire Fauci, but Chief of Staff Mulvaney saved him. Navarro says he told Mulvaney, “this is like Churchill with Hitler – strangle that Fauci baby in his crib.” pic.twitter.com/jtbXd39hcT
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