Navarro, known for his hawkish economic views toward China, has encouraged President Trump's tough talk with Beijing throughout an escalating trade war between the two countries. Both economic powerhouses have imposed and threatened tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of each other's goods.
Trump "has had the courage and wisdom to stand up to the globalist elites, to stand up to the countries of the world that are engaging in unfair trade practices," the trade advisor added. "Donald J.Trump has done an amazing job of addressing that issue and he didn't need the help of Wall Street. He didn't need the help of Goldman Sachs. And he doesn't need it now."
Gary Cohn, the former top national economic adviser, argued against imposing tariffs on China. Cohn was formerly the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs.
Navarro also disparaged "unpaid foreign agents" and their "so-called diplomacy" in an apparent critique of those who have advised the president to settle with Beijing. "All they do is weaken this president and his negotiating position. No good can come of this," he said