Maria Bartiromo agrees with Peter Navarro's claim that Trump's impeachment “did violence” to America

Bartiromo also agrees with Trump adviser Navarro's false claim about the election results

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Citation From the January 14, 2021, edition of Fox Buusiness’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo

PETER NAVARRO (WHITE HOUSE TRADE ADVISER): I would be remiss by not saying to you, Maria, that what happened yesterday was — was a travesty. That was — the Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president, who I believe was legally elected on November 3. If the election were held today, he'd be elected again, and if he runs in 2024 he will be elected then. And I think that's what the Democrats fear.

And I've never been more pissed off in my life at this place, and I think there's 74 million Americans out there who voted for President Trump, who feel exactly the same way. So I would say that these people on Capitol Hill — knock it off, stop this. Let the man leave peacefully, with his dignity. He was the greatest jobs president, the greatest trade negotiator we've ever had in this history. And this is just wrong, what they're doing.

MARIA BARTIROMO (ANCHOR): Well, we know that that there were irregularities in this election. We know that 70% of Trump voters have said, “We're not buying this election, we think it was rigged.” But get this, you cannot say that on social media. You will get banned —

NAVARRO: You can't say it anywhere, Maria.

BARTIROMO: — If you were say there were irregularities, if you say there was fraud. It's absolutely outrageous. This feels more like Chinese communist — like communist China, than it does America, that they have the ability to stomp out free speech, Peter.

Navarro has falsely claimed that that election fraud was perpetrated against Trump in six swing states. Forbes reporter Joe Walsh wrote that a report Navarro released in December “hinges on debunked allegations that have largely been rejected when raised in court,” while Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump bluntly declared, “This might be the most embarrassing document created by a White House staffer.”

Bartiromo was a major promoter of conspiracy theories offered by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and ally Sidney Powell, with Bartiromo falsely claiming that “President Trump did in fact win the election.” Even after the events of the January 6 insurrection, Bartiromo has still continued to attempt to undermine confidence in the 2020 election result, as part of the propaganda campaign that helped lead to those violent events.

Fox News, however, is still trying to pitch advertisers that Bartiromo is part of a news roster that delivers “hard-hitting journalism,” according to a report in The Daily Beast.