As President Donald Trump is abandoned by allies left and right, trade adviser Peter Navarro is sticking with the embattled president until the very end.
The top Trump adviser said he will remain in office until Trump leaves and told Republicans who are blaming the president for a riot on Capitol Hill to “shut up,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Christie, Haley reprimand Trump
Republicans have been severing ties with Trump after a group of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill last week. Five peopled died in the chaos, according to the Wall Street Journal.
One-time allies such as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley have either reprimanded Trump or joined calls for his removal from office outright, reports note.
Haley, who has ambitions of replacing Trump, said he would be “judged harshly by history,” according to the New York Post.
But Navarro, a Trump loyalist who is known for being a strong advocate of the “America First” agenda, praised Trump’s accomplishments in office and said that his Republican critics “just need to shut up,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“What I see now, the Nikki Haleys and Mitt Romneys, even Lindsey Graham, these people just need to shut up,” he said Friday on Fox News Business. “What happened was tragic on Capitol Hill. It should not be laid at the feet of President Donald J. Trump.”
Staying until it’s over
Navarro also had some harsh words for the Democratic “jackals” who are pushing to impeach Trump a second time, with little over a week left in his presidency.
Calling Trump the “greatest president in modern history,” Navarro said that he plans to stay until Trump’s term is over. Some staffers have left early since Wednesday.
“Donald J. Trump is the greatest president in modern history. He’s done a great job,” he said, according to The Washington Times. “And what you have now are simply jackals doing what they’ve been doing for the last four years, trying to overthrow a duly elected president.”
Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly not supporting Democrats’ calls to remove Trump from office via the 25th Amendment.
As he embarks on his final week in office, Trump is said to be considering retaliation against Big Tech over an unprecedented crackdown, which has seen his Twitter account permanently banned. Trump will also visit Alamo, Texas on Tuesday for a last look at the border wall, according to the Daily Mail.