Navarro made this statement during his appearance on the Nov. 8 episode of "The Dr. Hotze Report," hosted by physician and conservative political commentator Dr. Steven Hotze on Brighteon.TV.
"Fauci knew that the virus came out within yards of [the WIV]," said Navarro. "He knew it probably came from the lab. But Doc, he also knew that he had given taxpayer money to that lab and that he has listed the ban on gain-of-function experiments that can turn a harmless bat virus into a human killer." (Related: Oversight on Fauci's part allowed gain-of-function experiments in Wuhan to continue.)
"He did it behind the back of me and the president," Navarro continued. "And he knew, based on an email he got from a scientist, that this virus [that came] out of this lab was genetically engineered."
Navarro pointed out that all of the problems the U.S. is dealing with right now – Biden's illegitimate presidency, the supply chain crisis, the trillion-dollar spending bills of the Democrats – can all be traced back to Fauci's lie of omission.
According to Navarro, Fauci should have informed Trump "that this virus likely came from this lab and that it was perhaps weaponized" right before COVID-19 started spreading across the country in January 2020.
"If that had happened, if he had simply come clean at that point, we would have had a completely different strategy in terms of fighting that. And so, everything we're talking about today, all of Biden's feckless actions and the fact that that illegitimate president is sitting behind the Resolute desk, it all tracks back to this."
In a different interview, Navarro pointed out that it was Fauci who "went behind the back of the Trump White House" back in 2017 to remove the ban on gain-of-function experiments.
"It was Fauci's agency that helped fund and orchestrate such experiments at a bioweapons lab in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic almost certainly originated," said Navarro.
Navarro holds Fauci accountable not just for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. He also believes Fauci is responsible for the suppression of low-cost therapeutics that could have been used to combat the coronavirus, including ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
According to Navarro, Fauci did this for political reasons, mainly so that Trump would not be seen as the president that saved the country from the coronavirus.
During an interview in early October, Navarro said he twice urged Trump to fire Fauci.
In the interview, Navarro recounted how he and Fauci got into a "screaming match" within the first few minutes after meeting each other in the situation room. The heated argument was reportedly over Fauci's unwillingness to impose a travel ban on China.
Days before this first meeting with Navarro, Fauci had spoken to media outlets about how the coronavirus was a "very, very low risk" for the United States and that a travel ban on China is not the solution.
"You mean to tell me if China is sending us over 20,000 passengers a day, some of whom may have escaped from the ground zero of Wuhan, that there is no risk that some of these passengers will seed and spread the virus?" said Navarro, recalling his argument with Fauci.
"In my experience, travel restrictions don't work," responded Fauci.
"I came out of there thinking, 'Wow, that guy thinks he's smarter than he is,' and two, more importantly, 'That guy's going to hurt us and the president,'" said Navarro.
Navarro further stated that he had asked Trump on at least two different occasions to fire Fauci. But he then said he does not blame the president for not taking his advice.
"It was a mistake for the republic because that man is evil," he said. "Make no mistake about this. He is evil because he was at the American bureaucracy that used taxpayer dollars to pursue gain-of-function research."
Dr. Steven Hotze and Peter Navarro have a lot more to talk about, including how President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill is a "poor imitation" of Chinese infrastructure plans and how Biden has the "reverse Midas Touch," where everything he touches "turns to garbage." Watch the entire Nov. 8 episode of "The Dr. Hotze Report" here:
"The Dr. Hotze Report" with Dr. Steven Hotze airs every Monday from 5-6 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
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