Today’s blog is my interview with Peter Navarro, discussing his new book about the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 presidential election.
Peter Navarro was one of President Donald Trump’s top trusted advisers in his administration. He served as assistant to the president, director of trade and manufacturing policy, and the national Defense Production Act policy coordinator.
He was also the first director of the White House National Trade Council. Navarro utilized analytical skills honed while earning a Master in public administration from Harvard Kennedy and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.
His latest book was just released: “In Trump Time: A Journal of America’s Plague Year.”
It reminds me of Christopher Isherwood’s “The Berlin Stories.” We know how the story ends, but we’re given a close glimpse of the personalities and dynamics involved. Also, like Isherwood’s writings, the pace accelerates as the book unfolds — creating true tension and engagement for the reader.
I interviewed Navarro by phone.
We touched on the fact that some people are still making more money to stay home than work, there are depressed wages from the open southern border and the general labor shortage, contrasting with workers being forced out with vaccine mandates.
Navarro reiterated his viewpoint that there is no way out of this situation during a Biden administration, stating, “(Not) until we put Fauci in jail and end him heading policy. We had this rolling (last) November.
“I never imagined that the vaccine would be used as a weapon against workers. It’s the stupidest damned thing I’ve ever heard. Pete Buttigieg is still staying home,” Navarro added. Read the full story at Newsmax.