Peter Navarro said Anthony Stephen Fauci has been a part of it since day one due to his close ties and sponsorship to the Wuhan Lab.
Fauci is is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Earlier, during an interview on Fox News in March, Peter Navarro also accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of being the “father” of COVID-19.
“Fauci is a sociopath and a liar. He had nothing to do with the vaccine. The father of the vaccine is Donald J. Trump,” Navarro said.
Navarro cited Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who recently said he believed COVID had escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. Redfield is a virologist who was appointed to head the CDC by former President Donald Trump.
“What is Fauci the father of? Fauci is the father of the actual virus,” Navarro said. “Fauci is the guy—this virus, according to Redfield at the Centers for Disease Control, came from the Wuhan lab and basically we had Fauci not only funding that lab with American taxpayer dollars, he authorized this thing called gain of function research.”
“He [Fauci] allowed the Chinese Communist Party, the People’s Liberation Army to genetically engineer a virus using gain of function,” Navarro went on.
“I call it the Fauci virus now. If he wants to be the father of something, he is the father of the virus that’s killed over half a million Americans,” he said.
In May 2020, when asked if COVID-19 “originated in that Wuhan lab,” then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “There is enormous evidence that that’s where this began.” In June, Navarro declared that the “Chinese Communist Party… spawned the virus,” and called the disease a “weaponized virus.”