NAVARRO: The radical Calif. Dem loser now in Trump’s inner circle
From Politico’s California Playbook
PETER NAVARRO: THE ‘‘RADICAL, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT‘ — and perennial losing CA candidate — who ended up in Trump’s inner circle: “Navarro left a trail of political wreckage in California,” by POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci: “The combative and cocksure approach that mark his arguments for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine are familiar to California Democrats who assisted Navarro’s early political forays in Southern California, when he unsuccessfully ran for office in San Diego five times between 1992 and 2001.”
“‘Peter Navarro’s profile in California politics was as a radical liberal,’ says veteran California GOP strategist Rob Stutzman, a former adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‘But in the island of misfits that make up the Trump White House,‘ said Stutzman, who says Navarro’s past campaigns remain branded on the minds of many state Republicans, ‘frankly, he’s a survivor.’“
DIDN’T READ IT? — “Trump says he didn’t know of, still hasn’t seen Navarro memos on possible pandemic,” by POLITICO’s Caitlin Oprysko.