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Donald Trump's former adviser Peter Navarro says he urged him twice to fire 'evil' Anthony Fauci

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Peter Navarro, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci
Peter Navarro (center) says that he asked former President Donald Trump (left) to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci (right). Getty Images
  • Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro referred to Dr. Anthony Fauci as "evil."

  • In the interview, he claimed that he twice asked former President Donald Trump to fire Fauci.

  • Navarro said he doesn't blame Trump for not firing Fauci but added that it was a "mistake for the republic."

Ex-White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has claimed that he asked former President Donald Trump on at least two occasions to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, he said during an interview on The Jason Rantz Show.

Navarro, who was discussing his new book, "In Trump Time," said that the media hailed the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as a "God-like" figure, Fox News reported.

The former trade adviser, on the other hand, has a far less favorable assessment of Fauci. "That man is evil," he said during the interview on Wednesday. "Make no mistake about this. He is evil."

After disagreeing about imposing travel bans, Navarro recalled how he once got into a "screaming match" within three minutes of meeting Fauci.

"I came out of there thinking, 'Wow, that guy thinks he's smarter than he is,'" Navarro said. "More importantly, 'That guy's going to hurt us and the president.'"

The former trade adviser said that he asked Trump, at least twice, to fire Fauci. He added that he doesn't blame the former president for not taking his advice but referred to it as a "mistake for the republic."

Trump and Fauci have a history of sparring with one another, Insider's Bryan Metzger reported. Fauci often contradicted the former president's optimistic assessments of the pandemic state, while Trump called Fauci a "disaster."

In November 2020, Trump suggested that he planned to fire Fauci after Election Day.

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