"The bigger thing, breaking news here, was the coward in the chief of staff's office," Navarro announced on Steve Bannon's "War Room: Pandemic" show, reports The Independent. "Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney and the press shop were quivering in their knees at the thought that they might take any blowback if Fauci got fired."
The "big four" he was referring to includes former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Robert Redfield, then the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins; and Stephen Hahn, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
"They were all like Fauci is the best thing that has happened since sliced bread," Navarro explained to Bannon.
Although, Navarro explained he doesn't blame Trump for not taking his advice.
"What am I, Steve?" announced Navarro. "I am like the trade and economics guy. Meanwhile, he's got all stuff going on ... When the Mulvaney-ites and the press people were going, 'No, we can't fire him [Fauci], blowback'."
Navarro explained he asked Trump twice to discharge Fauci in hopes of stopping a "Churchill with Hitler" situation in the White House, yet the "two forces" were protecting Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who now works as President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.
"I go, No no, this is like Churchill with Hitler. Strangle that Fauci baby in his crib. Rip the band-aid off," announced Navarro. "I lost that. If I had known everything in Kennedy's book then, I would have blown him up," he stated, referring to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s book "The Real Anthony Fauci."
Navarro has slammed Fauci many times, including insisting he has "blood on his hands" because of the pandemic, naming him a "sociopath" and "narcissist," and describing him as "the most evil man I ever met."
Meanwhile, Former President Trump said Saturday in a statement that he is telling former aide Peter Navarro to "protect executive privilege" amid a House probe into the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The Communist Democrats are engaging in yet another Witch Hunt, this time going after my Administration's unprecedented and incredible coronavirus response, despite the fact that, sadly, more Americans have died this year from COVID than in all of 2020," Trump said in a statement shared through his spokeswoman Liz Harrington.