China intentionally allowed spread of COVID-19; banned domestic travel, allowed international

On Friday's edition of Fox Business' "WSJ at Large," White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro made an appearance for an interview to discuss China, and he stated that the communist nation intentionally allowed the spread of COVID-19 to the rest of the globe, and that it "could have been contained in Wuhan."

Navarro explained, “China hid the virus behind the shield of the World Health Organization, and that was a time, Gerry, when that virus could have been contained in Wuhan. Instead, what China did was put hundreds of thousands of Wuhanians and Chinese on planes that were allowed to go to Milan and New York and elsewhere, but not to Beijing and Shanghai.”

Gerry Baker, the host of "WSJ at Large" and Editor-at-Large at The Wall Street Journal, asked Navarro to clarify if he was saying, “China, quite deliberately, shutting off some — a lot of domestic travel, but allowing international travel, quite deliberately knew how serious this was and allowed the virus to be exported, along with a lot of other Chinese exports to the United States and elsewhere?”

“That’s a matter of fact. It should not be in dispute," responded Navarro.