Peter Navarro calls Covid 'Fauci virus' and Trump 'father of vaccine', Internet wants him 'institutionalized'

Navarro was responding to Fauci's claim that the decision to start trying to make a coronavirus vaccine in January 2020 'may have been the best decision that I've ever made'


                            Peter Navarro calls Covid 'Fauci virus' and Trump 'father of vaccine', Internet wants him 'institutionalized'
Peter Navarro called Anthony Fauci 'a sociopath and a liar' (Getty Images)
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Peter Navarro in a wild rant against Dr Anthony Fauci in a segment on Fox News called Covid-19 the 'Fauci virus'. He also called the doctor 'the father of the virus' as "he allowed the Chinese Communist Party… to genetically engineer a virus.” The rant came in response to a question posed by host Rachel Campos-Duffy about Fauci's recent comment regarding the coronavirus vaccine.

Fauci recently said the decision to start trying to make a coronavirus vaccine in January 2020 "may have been the best decision that I've ever made."

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Navarro instead responded to Campos-Duffy's question and said that Fauci was "a sociopath and a liar". He said, "Fauci is a sociopath and a liar. He had nothing to do with the vaccine. The father of the vaccine is Donald J Trump."

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He said, "And basically, we had Fauci not only funding that lab with American taxpayer dollars. He authorized this thing called the gain of function research. He allowed the Chinese Communist Party… to genetically engineer a virus.”

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He then added, "I call it the Fauci Virus now. If he wants to be the father of something, he’s the father of the virus that’s killed over half a million Americans."

Trump has recently been lamenting the fact that he has not received any credit for the coronavirus vaccine rollout. In fact, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said that the vaccine rollout was a "Herculean incredible effort by science and by medical experts," and added, "And certainly, we've applauded that in the past, and we're happy to applaud that again."

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She had also noted that at the beginning of the new presidency, there were shortages of all kinds including vaccines, vaccinators, and locations where people could get the jab if they wanted to. At the time, Psaki had also taken an indirect dig at Trump and his administration by saying that leadership involved "mask-wearing" and "acknowledging there's a pandemic."

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Earlier this month, Trump revealed that he refused to take advice from Fauci on how to deal with the pandemic. He spoke on the 'The Truth with Lisa Boothe' podcast where he revealed, "I thought rather than firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said because frankly his record is not a good record." He then added, "I didn't really elevate him. He's been there for 40 years - he's been there for forever."

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He claimed that Fauci had criticized the travel ban and explained, "Fauci's been so wrong," adding, "Very importantly, he didn't want to have China stopped from coming in. If we would've done that, we would've had hundreds of thousands of more deaths in our country." He had also been against the public using masks initially because he deemed that there was a shortage of the same among healthcare professionals who needed them. However, on April 3, 2020, the CDC recommended that Americans wear masks in public places. 

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Many on the Internet mocked Navarro for his rant and claims and called for his arrest.

One person wrote, "It remains astonishing to me that Peter Navarro has not been institutionalized." Another wrote, "Peter Navarro bought 60 million doses of hydroxychloroquine. That’s the tweet." Another noted, "Dr. Fauci needs to go the Dominion route and sue Peter Navarro & @FoxNews. They just said he was responsible for the #COVID19 virus and half a million American deaths. I’m sure a lawyer could make a defamation suit out of that."

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Another user shared, "Dr Fauci has already had death threats and has had to take on security detail due to fears for his safety. Now Navarro comes along and doubles down on what Trump started.. If you think FBI should arrest him, then RT."


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