Peter Navarro, who served as former president Donald Trump's trade adviser, ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview on Wednesday.
"He's truly evil," Navarro said of Fauci, calling him "the most evil man on the planet."
"He betrayed the president, he betrayed this country, and more important, I made the very strong case that he is responsible for the pandemic itself," Navarro said during an interview about his new book, "In Trump Time," with South Dakota radio host Greg Belfrage.
According to Navarro, his book begins in January 2020 in the East Wing of the White House, where Trump was meeting with China's vice premier about a new trade agreement. Navarro claims he was in a "cold sweat" because reports had already surfaced about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan – and he once predicted that "communist China would create a global pandemic that would kill millions."
"I'm looking at the stage thinking, what do these commies know that we don't?" Navarro said. "What aren't they telling us? Could they be infected? And if so, why are they sitting right next to the president of the United States and the vice president? And most of all, what I'm thinking is, could this thing be a bioweapon that the Chinese have unleashed on us basically to take out the only president in modern history to stand up to communist China?"
Navarro said that two weeks later, he met Fauci for the first time during a meeting about the coronavirus in the Situation Room.
"Two minutes into this thing, I'm in a violent shouting match with this guy," Navarro said, alleging that Fauci was insisting travel bans wouldn't work to contain the virus.
"At that point, Fauci knew that if that thing was genetically engineered and came from Wuhan, that Fauci paid for that using American taxpayer dollars and authorized the dangerous gain-of-function experiments which turned a benign bat virus into a human killer," Navarro said. "All he did was cover things up from there, fight the president, stab the president in the back, stab him in the chest. If the 'In Trump Time' book succeeds, Fauci will be gone by Christmas — the Christmas that Fauci doesn't want to have us have."
"I want him gone," Navarro added. "He killed Americans. He needs to be fired, stuck in a chair in Congress, strapped in, confess his sins, and be put in an orange jumpsuit."
Listen to the full interview below.
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