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Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.  He is one of only three senior White House officials to serve with Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign to the end of President Trump’s first term.

Mr. Navarro was the West Wing’s chief China Hawk and manufacturing czar.  He served as Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and, during the pandemic, Defense Production Act Policy Coordinator.   

His Communist China trilogy includes ,  and .   His White House memoirs include In Trump Time and .  His top-rated Taking Back Trump’s America podcast appears on or .  Sign up for his substack at . He can be reached at

Columns by Peter Navarro

Trump's MAGA,  commonsense policies illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump’s MAGA means commonsense policies, not extremism

Does MAGA equal extremism? The Bidenites want you to believe that; it's the only strategic message likely to topple former President Donald Trump in 2024 if embraced by the broad electorate. So what's the truth? Published November 28, 2023

Illustration on debt., inflation and the weak consumer-driven economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘Bidenomics’ mauls U.S. economy

Last week, the Commerce Department reported white-hot 4.9% third-quarter growth in gross domestic product. This should have been great news for U.S. stock markets. Published October 31, 2023

Illustration on House Republicans by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Thelma and Louise and the next House speaker

Whom will House Republicans choose as their next speaker? Will that speaker demand meaningful debt reduction as a condition of raising the debt limit? These imminent decisions are ineluctably intertwined. Published October 10, 2023

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell arrives before former President Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Palm Beach, Fla., after being arraigned earlier in the day in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Stop the crucifixion of Mike Lindell

The crucifixion of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell by "woke" corporatists represents a new and dangerous form of uncivil warfare that threatens to further divide our nation even as it desecrates the First Amendment. Published October 3, 2023

Illustration on Apple in China by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Huawei takes a big bite out of Tim Cook’s rotten Apple

China's national telecom champion, Huawei, is also Beijing's most accomplished intellectual property thief. Today, Huawei is also the tip of a Chinese spear about to skewer Apple and its CEO, Tim Cook. Published September 12, 2023

Illustration on the Biden indictments by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Indict the Biden crime family, not Trump

President Biden's ultra-weaponized Department of Justice asserts that Donald Trump committed fraud for using the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to object to a stolen 2020 election. In fact, the act was created exactly for such a purpose. Published August 8, 2023