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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 The Coming China Wars (2006)Death By China (2011), and Crouching Tiger (2015).   His White House memoirs include In Trump Time and Taking Back Trump’s America.  His top-rated Taking Back Trump’s America podcast appears on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.  Sign up for his substack at He can be reached at

Columns by Peter Navarro

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

Illustration on MAGA (Make America Great Again) by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘Only the Dead,’ an entertaining grassroots MAGA primer

Republican voters clearly embrace Make America Great Again principles, including reshoring U.S. factories, securing borders, strategic energy dominance, an end to endless wars, draining the swamp in Washington, and fair elections. Published June 20, 2023

Illustration on opposition to Trump's reelection by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It’s Trump 2024 versus Never Trump cartel

The 2024 Republican presidential primary campaign is a chess match pitting Donald Trump against a deep-pocketed Never Trump cartel with vast media reach. Published June 6, 2023

Trump versus DeSantis More Fun than a Barrel of Ross Perots Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Handicapping Trump versus DeSantis faceoff

The Great Never Trump Hope is finally throwing his boxing gloves into the 2024 presidential ring. Here's how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will try to knock out the greatest counterpuncher in American politics. Published May 23, 2023

Illustration on the war on remote work by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Jamie Dimon’s war on remote work likely to end badly

Wall Street Pied Piper Jamie Dimon decreed from his Manhattan perch -- or perhaps from a location in Palm Beach -- that his white-collar minions must once again chain themselves to their desks in the offices of JPMorgan. Published May 16, 2023

Biden allowing Russian oil dominance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden plays fool and pawn to Russia’s oil king

In pursuit of American strategic energy dominance, Donald Trump made the United States a net oil exporter while his peace through strength doctrine contained Vladimir Putin's revanchist ambitions. Published April 18, 2023