Peter Navarro blasts ‘Swamp Creature’ opponents of ‘Buy American’ order

From The Spectator:

The White House trade adviser says Big Pharma wants to ‘preserve its offshore oligopoly’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is hitting back at a group of Big Pharma lobbyists, medical organizations, and free trade groups for opposing President Trump’s proposed ‘Buy American’ executive order reshoring the medical supply chain.

Navarro, the assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing, told The Spectator that Big Pharma’s opposition to the executive order, which would require government agencies to purchase pharmaceutical products made in the US, because it wants to ‘preserve its offshore oligopoly’.

‘All the EO would do is ensure that government agencies, including the VA, HHS, and DoD, Buy American,’ Navarro said. ‘America is more than up to that task and Big Pharma and its well-heeled Swamp Creatures need to stop being such a divisive element in American politics.’

Navarro’s statement is in response to a letter drafted by the Association for Accessible Medicines and signed by over 40 organizations, including PhRMA, the drug industry’s main lobby, that alleges the executive order would ‘destabilize the supply chain’ ‘as we fight a global pandemic.’

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