Trump’S Alternate Warrior Prowls The West Wing

While the National Trade Council still exists, one White House aide said it’s largely been folded into the Office of Trade and Manufacturing policy.
But he has nonetheless emerged as an influential force in the White House who appeals to President Donald Trump’s protectionist impulses.
White House sources say Navarro is pushing nearly two dozen different proposals on trade and manufacturing behind the scenes.
In December 2016, Trump announced that Navarro would lead a new White House National Trade Council.
Although he technically runs the National Trade Council and Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, serving as a liaison between the White House and Commerce, he only has two staffers.

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