White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told CNBC Squawk Box hosts that China is recruiting and paying over a million citizens to monitor and influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election process Monday. He described the Wu Mao army, as an online “troll army” aimed at getting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden elected in November.
Navarro said the Chinese government is “clearly buying their time waiting for the election hoping Joe Biden will get elected. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the Wu Mao army?”
“But one of the things that’s going on is the Chinese communist party is waging informational army the Wu Mao army is millions of Chinese that get paid to troll our Internet and push anti-Trump messages, pro-Biden messages.”
“I looked at what’s going on here with our democracy it’s the scariest as I’ve ever seen it’s become a tool like the Chinese communist party to influence what’s going on here as the president loves to say, let’s see what happens in November but in the meantime, we have to be on guard,” he said.