'Peter went rogue': Trump allies are pushing back on economic advisor Navarro's stimulus proposals - 2020-06-18
When Peter Navarro — one of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers — was interviewed on Fox Business on Friday, June 12, he offered some proposals on what the next economic stimulus package coming from Congress should look like. Navarro called for a package that would cost more than $2 trillion and include programs to increase manufacturing in the United States. But journalist Jeff Stein, in a Washington Post article published on June 18, reports that Navarro's ideas are by no means universally loved in Trumpworld.
One Trump Administration senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Post, "Peter went rogue" — and another one asserted, "Navarro speaks for Navarro." But Navarro is defending his proposal.
"If there is anybody in this administration who is opposed to 'buy American' or strengthening the domestic manufacturing base, they are in the wrong administration," Navarro told the Post.