Navarro left a trail of political wreckage in California - 2020-04-08
Remer says Navarro positioned himself as a "no-growth" mayoral candidate in 1992, and won the backing of environmental groups like the Sierra Club when he ran for city council in 1993, and the county board of supervisors in 1994. In his final campaign effort in 2001, Navarro lost a special election to the county supervisors board, netting barely 8 percent of the vote.
Today, Remer says he's not surprised that Navarro has wedged his way into Trump's inner circle — or that he has stubbornly defended his credentials (a Ph.D in economics) on the issue of prescribing hydroxychloroquine, even though it's put him in conflict with Fauci, the government's leading infectious disease expert and the longtime director of the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
"He totally had a sense of his own righteousness ...and it may have been ultimately his undoing, because he was so totally arrogant about it," Remer said. "I can totally see him taking on Fauci....it fits, because he really believes that he alone knows the truth.'