Peter Navarro Accuses FDA Officials of Being Affiliated With the ‘Deep State,’ per Report

White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro reportedly accused Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials of being part of the “Deep State,” according to a new report.

According to Axios, Navarro clashed with FDA officials on the development timeline for a coronavirus vaccine.

The meeting — which was reportedly supposed to be focused on the administration’s coronavirus response and the Strategic National Stockpile — reportedly took a turn when Navarro told senior health officials they “are all Deep State” as he advised them “to get on Trump time.” 

In reference to President Donald Trump’s timeline, Navarro demanded FDA officials speed up the development timeline for drugs and treatments for the coronavirus.

Five days after the reported meeting, Trump took to Twitter with remarks echoing what Navarro previously suggested.

“The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics,” the president tweeted. “Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”

Shortly after that tweet, Trump took aim at FDA officials again.

He retweeted a post highlighting the FDA’s decision “revoking its emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence that the drugs are ‘unlikely to be effective’ in treating the coronavirus.”

For months, Trump and Navarro have advocated for the use of hydrochloroquine to treat coronavirus despite multiple studies indicating the drug ineffective as a treatment for the novel virus.

Navarro even penned an op-ed scrutinizing Dr. Anthony Fauci work and expertise amid the ongoing pandemic. He faced so much backlash after publishing the piece that even the Trump administration opted to distance itself from the claims.

“The Peter Navarro op-ed didn’t go through normal White House clearance processes and is the opinion of Peter alone,” White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a tweet on July 15, adding: “[Donald Trump] values the expertise of the medical professionals advising his Administration.”

Responses

  1. Navarro sounds like a dues paying moron of the Qanon movement. If things don’t fit trumps thinking then they are deep state. You people are pathetic.

  2. “You are the ones fiddling with the numbers” Confused Boob The Projectionist

    In what way am >I< fiddling with numbers? Numbers that I refer to come from hospitals that have used convalescent plasma to treat patients. I didn't just make them up nor did I attempt to deflect to other treatments, as YOU just did.

    This administration tried to lie to you by using a very simple tactic of emphasizing short-term results vs the less favorable longer-term results. THAT should up set you. Why doesn't that make YOU angry, Confused Boob The Projectionist? That is the important question here.

  3. Like ALL good little communists/fascists you are a real good lemming for your party. You are the ones fiddling with the numbers and NOT reading anything about the effectiveness of the Hydroxychloroquine from places like India, Italy, France and many other places that prove it’s effectiveness when given early along with Zinc and Quercetin. We could have saved thousands of lives by giving these drugs to people who contracted the Chinese virus. You once again prove just how worthless you and your party really are confuction.

  4. From what I have read Hydro and zinc with Quercetin work really well against viruses.
    but this doesn’t make money like some new experimental vaccine rushed through. I don’t trust it and I bet millions won’t either. Just wait for when they try to make the vaccine mandatory.
    The new vaccine will most likely be worse than the virus in the long run.

  5. The administration fiddled with the numbers to make the plasma treatment look better than it really is.

    They touted the 7-days number because the 30-days survival rate is noticeably lower.

    This administration is dangerous.

  6. Phyllis: 3 out of every 4 American Fascists are AOK with more than 177,000 Trump Virus deaths. They called that “acceptable” in a recent survey.

    What makes you think that ANYTHING will make them see reason?

  7. Navarro has an extensive background in the medical field and public health. Sorry, that is untrue, but I thought it might help Trumpers reject the public health info from idiots that have no expertise in what they profess.

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