White House’s Navarro ‘Never Heard’ Trump Ask China’s XI for Help Winning Election

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday said he was in the room with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they met, but never heard the U.S. president ask for China’s help in winning re-election.

Navarro told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the explosive allegation made in a book by former national security adviser John Bolton was “just silly” given how tough Trump had been on China and its unfair trade practices.

“I never heard that. I was in the room,” Navarro said, echoing remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week.

Bolton should face consequences – including potentially time in prison – for using “highly classified information” throughout the book, Navarro said.

Navarro, a fierce China hawk, also revived a longstanding dispute over the origin of the novel coronavirus virus that has inflamed tensions between the United States and China in recent months, even after the world’s two largest economies signed a Phase 1 trade deal in January.

He said the virus was “a product of the Chinese Communist Party” and it remained “an open question” if it was purposefully created.

“That virus came out of China,” he said. The Chinese Communist Party is responsible for it. They spawned the virus in China, they hid it for two months, and they killed over 100,000 Americans.”

China firmly rejects any allegation that it deliberately unleashed the virus.

Last week, Trump renewed his threat to cut ties with China, tweeting that “a complete decoupling from China” remained a policy option for the United States.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Nick Zieminski)

Responses

  1. Of course Navarro denies it. It’s his job to offer contrary evidence. He’s loyal.

    1. The difficulty with the Trump administration is determining WHO is and isn’t offering the “alternative facts.” It is difficult to believe ANY of them.

    1. LOL….Is that not what all BUT Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and all D Senators voted AGAINST on January 31, 2020??? It is way past time to get Bolton under oath. And Trump, and Pompeo, and Navarro, and Pat Cipollone.

      1. and Bill Barr and Geoffrey Berman. I hope you will contact your U.S. Rep and U.S. Senators to support getting any of them under oath.

  2. Poor touch wuchy Bunker Baby trumpuke

    had another group tell him to go phuhk himself.

    This time it is his base.

    Only 6200 morons willing to die for him

    attended his campaign kick off shit show

    in Tulsa.

    The fire marshal reported that the 19,000 seat

    venue was less than 1/3 full @ 6200.

    trumpuke is in a world of hurt when

    he can’t fill a venue.

    Apparently large numbers of his base

    are unwilling to risk their health and lives

    to appease his insatiable ego.

    Will touchy wuchy Bunker Baby risk

    having his ego crushed by his base again ?

    Or will he declare that the rallies are really

    for his base and he will punish their disloyal ingratitude

    by not holding any more ?

    Additionally the overflow outdoor staging

    was taken down before the indoor shit show started.

    1. “trumpuke is in a world of hurt when he can’t fill a venue” john

      While I agree, it remains to be seen how the RNC and His Majesty’s campaign deals with this embarrassment. I don’t see them taking it sitting down.

      1. Well he’s flat on his back right now so sitting down is a huge improvement.

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