White House adviser: 'I'm glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden's press secretary'

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that he was “glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record MORE’s press secretary.” 

The comment came after ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Navarro to respond to the former president saying during a commencement address that things are “screwed up” because leaders are doing “what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy.”

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The White House adviser also countered that Obama did not mention manufacturing or China, both of which he said impacted how the pandemic affected the U.S.


“As far as I’m concerned, his administration was a kumbaya of incompetence, in which we saw millions of manufacturing jobs go off to China,” he said.

He said the administration’s goal is to bring manufacturing and jobs back to the U.S.

Navarro also said he does “blame the Chinese” for the pandemic because the country “behind the shield of the World Health Organization — for two months — hid the virus from the world.”

The coronavirus has infected more than 4.6 million people worldwide, killing at least 312,239, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.