Ex Trump official blames millions of COVID deaths on Dr. Fauci

A former official in the Trump administration just placed a large part of the blame for the devestation that we have seen from the coronavirus on the Biden administration’s chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Peter Navarro, the former White House director of trade, argued that Fuaci is responsible for the deaths of millions because he refused to be forthcoming about the coronavirus, particularly during the pandemic’s early stages. 

Fauci’s “biggest lie”

Navarro’s comments about Fauci came during an appearance Monday on SeriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. 

“I can’t tell you how toxic that man is,” Navarro said, referring to Fauci. “He’s a sociopath. He’s a narcissist.”

Navarro continued by revealing what he believes Fauci’s “biggest lie” has been. And, according to Navarro, it is not the lie that Fauci told Congress, namely, that he wasn’t aware that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was conducting gain-of-function experiments. Rather, Navarro said that Fauci’s “biggest lie” was a “lie of omission.”

“His lie of omission was not to tell us — the president’s task force — in January [2020] that he strongly suspected, as he did, that that virus was from a lab in Wuhan, that he had funded that lab, and that he had authorized gain-of-function experiments which can turn harmless bat viruses into human killers. Fauci had to know.”

And, it is because of this lie that Navarro blamed the deaths of millions on Fauci. Navarro explained:

[Fauci] held it from us. Millions of people — I can’t stress how important this is, if we had known then what we know now — we could have saved millions of lives if Fauci had just come clean.


During the interview, Navarro went on to reveal an exchange that took place between himself and Fauci in January 2020 during a White house meeting. It had to do with whether or not to implement a travel ban against China, something that Navarro was in favor of.

Navarro recalled:

There are four people [in the Situation Room] that are going to give me trouble: [Mick] Mulvaney, acting chief of staff, I’ve got one of Pompeo’s hacks there, the bumbling [Robert] Redfield, and of course [Alex] Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services. But, sitting across from me is a little guy with little round glasses who I immediately get into a violent argument with and he just keeps insisting that travel bans don’t work. It’s like Flaubert’s parrot.

The “little guy with little round glasses,” of course, was Fauci. Navarro continued:

I’m thinking to myself, ‘Who is this guy?’ Finally, I say to [Fauci], ‘Dude’ — and I actually called him ‘dude,’ I didn’t know I should have addressed him as Dr. Fauci at the time — I go, ‘Dude, you mean to tell me if there’s like 20,000 Chinese nationals coming in every day to Kennedy and Dulles and LAX and O’Hare — many of them lit up with the Wuhan virus like a Christmas tree — that [they should] just come on down?’

Navarro said, however, that Fauci “just kept saying travel bans don’t work.” And, not only that, but Navarro revealed that Fauci advised Trump, in January 2020, “not to worry” about the coronavirus.

Navarro gave the interview, in part, to promote his book, “In Trump Time: My Journal of America’s Plague Year.” Navarro said, “One of the missions of the book is to get Fauci out of government and into a jail cell.”

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