WH trade adviser Navarro clashes with CNN anchor, tells her to cover pandemic 'without frightening America'

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White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro had a testy exchange with CNN anchor Brianna Keilar on Thursday as they discussed the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro had a testy exchange with CNN anchor Brianna Keilar on Thursday as they discussed the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

At one point, Navarro told Keilar that CNN should report on the virus in "a sober way without frightening America and just having reasonable conversations when somebody from the White House comes on, instead of just shouting in our ear."

The interview turned contentious when Navarro sought to bring up the Obama administration's record on pandemic preparedness.

"Let me bring you up on the history here of what we inherited," Navarro told Keilar. "In '09, when the Biden and Obama administration had the H1N1 flu crisis ...

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Keilar interjected: "Peter, why are you wasting your time on this…
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