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Trump Aide Navarro ‘Slam Dunked’ By 60 Minutes On Pandemic Preparedness

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

During a recent appearance on CBS' 60 Minutes, Peter Navarro (one of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers) aggressively defended the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic and demanded to know when 60 Minutes addressed the last two presidential administrations' preparedness for a pandemic. And a video shows that in fact, the CBS program did exactly that.

The video opens with Navarro asserting, "Show me the 60 Minutes episode — a year ago, two years ago — during the Obama administration, during the Bush administration, that said, 'Hey, a global pandemic's coming. You gotta do X, Y and Z'…. Show me that episode. Then, you'll have some credence in terms of attacking the Trump administration for not being prepared." And the video then segues into "60 Minutes" reports from 2005 (when George W. Bush was president) and 2009 (when Barack Obama was president).

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