The Daily Beast reports:
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro found himself on the receiving end of a verbal buzzsaw Thursday afternoon when CNN anchor Brianna Keilar relentlessly grilled him on the administration’s lack of preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic, explicitly telling him he was “wasting everyone’s time.”
“Right now, it looks like the capacity for the U.S. is going to be about 200,000 ventilators and what experts are saying is there could be a million needed,” Keilar continued. “Are you going to be able to meet that demand?”
Navarro began to complain about what the Trump White House inherited from the Obama team, prompting Keilar to wonder aloud why he was wasting his time with that and not focusing on the problem at hand.
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On CNN right now @brikeilarcnn is doing the Lord’s work exposing White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro as a fraud. She pushed him & he proved himself to be an empty suit carrying Trump’s fetid water. She told him to his face the things he said were a waste of time.👏👏👏👏👏👏
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) March 26, 2020
If you aren’t watching Peter Navarro getting his ass kicked on CNN right now you are missing out. #trumpsvirus
— Christy Carr (@akadreamcrusher) March 26, 2020
Peter Navarro on CNN pleading to “not sensationalize” the scarcity of PPE. Keeps interrupting @brikeilarcnn, claims you may see “pictures of people with garbage bags or whatever, but that will be the exception, not the rule. Says “The power of private enterprise” will save us!
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) March 26, 2020
Thank you @brikeilarcnn for absolutely destroying and holding Peter Navarro accountable
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) March 26, 2020
— Shea Benton (@SheaBenton) March 26, 2020