Talking Points Memo reports:
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday disparaged the media’s coverage of the staggering 14.7 percent unemployment rate in April caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“That was a pity party yesterday on the Sunday shows,” Navarro complained on “Fox and Friends,” singling out CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, ABC News “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos and “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
“This is not the Great Depression,” the White House official continued. “Anybody who thinks this is the Great Depression doesn’t understand either history or economics.” Navarro claimed that President Donald Trump had built “the strongest and most beautiful economy” before the virus took hold.
WH trade adviser complains media comparing current unemployment figures to the Great Depression was a “pity party.” pic.twitter.com/NpWJ6kZzPO
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) May 11, 2020
This is NOT the Great Depression. Stop the Sunday Show Pity Party and realize we have the greatest president in modern history and we will WIN by bringing our supply chains and manufacturing HOME.https://t.co/GFQkRVj4te
— Peter Navarro (@PeterNavarro45) May 11, 2020