Trump Trade Adviser Navarro: China Put Export Restrictions on N95 Face Masks – Then Nationalized a US Factory that Produces Them There (VIDEO)
White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this week.
Peter discussed the medical supply chain emergency facing America due to continued spread of the coronavirus.
As the deadly coronavirus suddenly spreads, paralyzing cities in China and infecting thousands in more than a dozen other countries, medical face masks are suddenly one of the world’s hottest commodities.
As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier this week — Last month, China, Taiwan and India banned the export of face masks to reserve them for desperate residents. India removed the ban earlier this month. Thailand limited exports of surgical masks earlier this month. As a result, pharmacies in the U.S. are reporting supply shortages. According to a new survey conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association, nearly 96 percent of U.S. pharmacists said the coronavirus has led to shortages and nearly 40 percent don’t have enough N95 respirators as retailers wait to restock shelves.
On Sunday Peter Navarro dropped this bomb.
Peter Navarro: Maria my job at the White House during this crisis is to review the supply chains we need to treat corona. There’s over 30 different elements just for that alone. And what I’ve learned so far and not surprisingly is that we’ve offshored far too much of our supply chain not just for corona but also for the essential medicines we need… In terms of the immediate issue face masks, the N95 face masks. China put export restrictions on those masks and then nationalized an American factory that produces them there. So we’re dealing with that in Trump time.