Capitol Report: Called Canada’s worst nightmare, Peter Navarro is starting to win policy fights at the White House

Peter Navarro’s star is on the rise in the Trump White House

It wasn’t that long ago that Peter Navarro was the butt of jokes in Washington.

Now, or at least for the moment in the topsy-turvy world of the Trump White House, it looks like he’s getting the last laugh.

Navarro, a trade deficit hawk, has long advocated for Trump to impose trade restrictions on national security grounds and to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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His primary opponent within the White House has been Gary Cohn, the president’s pro-trade head of the National Economic Council.

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