UC Irvine economist Peter Navarro, a hand-picked Trump economic advisor: "Navarro has never met Trump in person. And as for speaking with him by phone, he acknowledges, 'I have never had the pleasure.'"
They met 5 years ago via snail mail:
Navarro's connection dates to 2011, when he sent a "snail mail" letter to Trump Tower in New York. Navarro had written a book on what he saw as the dangers of China's economic aggression, and his views dovetailed with Trump's.
• One of Donald Trump's biggest economic supporters? It's a UC Irvine economist (Orange County Register)