Pete Navarro, Trade Advisor (convicted)

Navarro helped Trump in his attempt to overturn his election loss and was convicted on counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify after receiving a subpoena.

Peter Navarro, commonly known as Peter Navarro, is an American economist and former trade advisor to President Donald Trump. Born on July 15, 1949, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Navarro has had a diverse career in academia, business, and public service.

Academic Background:

  • Navarro holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, where he studied under Nobel laureate Wassily Leontief.
  • He began his academic career as a professor, teaching economics and public policy at various institutions.


  • Navarro is the author of numerous books on economics, finance, and international trade. His works often focus on his views on the challenges posed by China’s economic practices.

Business Ventures:

  • In addition to his academic career, Navarro has been involved in business ventures, including founding a finance company.

Advisor to Donald Trump:

  • Navarro served as the Director of the White House National Trade Council from 2017 to 2019.
  • He was a key figure in shaping the Trump administration’s trade policies, particularly focusing on issues related to China and advocating for a more protectionist stance.

Trade Policy and Controversies:

  • Navarro was a vocal proponent of the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods, viewing them as a means to address trade imbalances and protect American industries.
  • His views and approach to trade policies were controversial and sparked debates within the administration and among economists.

Post-Trump Era:

  • After the end of the Trump administration, Navarro continued to be involved in public discourse, frequently providing commentary on economic and trade-related issues.

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