The Stupid, It Burns: Trump bootlicker and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claims “the Lord” created executive orders to allow Trump to overcome partisan disagreements.
Daily Beast reports:
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro continued his reputation for saying outrageous things on Sunday, claiming “the Lord” created executive orders to cut through partisanship and calling Donald Trump the “hardest-working president in history” when confronted on Trump’s latest golf weekend.
Navarro, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd, argued that Trump’s recent coronavirus executive orders would stand up to legal challenges:
Well, one of the things I learned here, Chuck, at the White House going through a lot of work on executive orders is what we have the statutory authorities to do, and I’m confident that every single one of those orders which cleared through the office of legal counsel will stand up.
Todd pressed, asking the White House adviser why Trump was playing golf instead of negotiating with the federal legislature:
Where is the president? Why was he at his golf club all weekend? Why isn’t he negotiating? Look, I understand you guys don’t like each other, that Nancy Pelosi and the president — where is he? Why isn’t he involved?
Navarro replied by making the ludicrous claim that Trump is “the hardest-working president in history” –
You have to understand this is the hardest-working president in history. He works 24/7.
The White House adviser continued, exclaiming:
The Lord and the Founding Fathers created executive orders because of partisan bickering and divided government.
That’s what we have here, but the president has taken action.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 9, 2020
The claim that “the Lord” created executive orders is simply ridiculous. The fact that NBC’s Chuck Todd simply let the bizarre claim slide with no comment represents a significant journalistic failure.
Both men should be ashamed.
The following is a sample of reactions to the story via Twitter:
This morning in the news:
“The Lord and the Founding Fathers created executive orders”
— Stone (@stonecold2050) August 9, 2020
Chuck Todd’s “interview” with Peter Navarro was a disaster.
Navarro says DEMS want Americans to die from Covid-19 to boost their Electoral chances:
Chucky: “I take your point”
— Julie Pillay (@Julia3131) August 9, 2020
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claims “the Lord” created executive orders to cut through partisanship because he knows exactly how to ring the dinner bell for Trump’s Christian base.
Jesus Christ. https://t.co/YMNxxcO2e5
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 9, 2020
And then God told Moses, I have created Executive Orders, which thou shalt use in the face of partisan bickering among the US Congress in two thousand years time. https://t.co/jkhqwDqiyn
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) August 9, 2020
Peter Navarro just said the Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders on Meet the Press and Chuck Todd didn’t even blink
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 9, 2020
When I read this I wondered who the British lord was who influenced the Founding Fathers! �Weren’t they trying to get rid of the monarchy? �Now Navarro is claiming Trump is “ruling by the Divine Right of Kings” because the Lord (God) created Executive Orders. Very UnAmerican. https://t.co/KMRpfoLi0q
— Julie Stanton ��♀️☀️��� (@Seamuskitty) August 9, 2020
Bottom line: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claims “the Lord” created executive orders to allow Trump to overcome partisan disagreements.