Trump says he did not see memos by adviser Navarro warning of coronavirus risksReuters | Washington DC | Updated: 08-04-2020 03:58 IST | Created: 08-04-2020 03:58 IST
Navarro, a China hawk, sent a memo in late January warning the new coronavirus could create a pandemic and urged a travel ban for China, the New York Times reported. A second memo, written in late February and sent to the president, said it could kill up to 2 million Americans.
Asked if he still had confidence in Navarro, Trump said, "Of course." "Peter is a smart guy, a good guy," the president said.