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White House trade adviser says he’s upset Disneyland remains closed in California

Peter Navarro says he’s upset Disneyland opened in China

In this March 22, 2020, file photo, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens.
FILE - In this March 22, 2020, file photo, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. Navarro’s eagerness to confront, attack and be, as one former associate put it, “a real jerk to people” didn’t serve him well as a political candidate in the 1990s. But it fits what President Donald Trump was looking for to muscle companies to make critical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro wants Disneyland to open up in his hometown in California.

Navarro spoke on Fox News this week about Disney’s decision to open Shanghai Disneyland earlier this week.

He said, “It crossed me that Disneyland in Shanghai is opening this morning, while my own Disneyland in my own homeland in Orange County, in Anaheim, where Disneyland was born, is still shut because of the Chinese Communist Party. That makes me mad.”

Navarro expressed similar thoughts in an interview with CNBC earlier in the week. He suggested he wasn’t sure why Disneyland opened in China before California.

Shanghai Disneyland opened Monday, with a number of restrictions, though, including requirements for guests to wear masks, temperature checks and social distancing measures, as I wrote for Deseret News.

The park dropped capacity as well. Normally, the park holds 80,000 people. The total guest amount dropped 30% total.

“We have a very dedicated team of custodial cleaners that we’ve increased the number of those throughout the park that are constantly wiping down all the surfaces,” said Andrew Bolstein, SVP of operations for Shanghai Disney Resort, according to CNN. “We’ll be able to strike that right balance between the safety and health and confident side, and then the magic that we’re able to deliver every day.”