“in a task force meeting the President said, ‘Maybe this COVID thing is a good thing. I don’t like shaking hands with people. I don’t have to shake hands with those disgusting people.'”
— Olivia Troye, VP Pence’s lead staffer on the COVID task force pic.twitter.com/onkp3gF66M
— Matt Rogers 🗳 (@Politidope) September 17, 2020
By the way, those “disgusting people” would be his supporters he’s talking about.
Courtesy of CNN:
A former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence assailed President Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic in a new video Thursday, adding to the growing list of former Trump administration officials who have criticized the President and, in several cases, endorsed his Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
Olivia Troye, who was a homeland security adviser to Pence and his lead staffer on the White House’s coronavirus task force, charged in the two-minute video that Trump failed to protect the American public because he only cared about himself and getting reelected. Troye’s criticism is particularly striking because of her role working on the coronavirus task force, which Pence leads.
“Towards the middle of February, we knew it wasn’t a matter of if Covid would become a big pandemic here, it was a matter of when,” said Troye, who left the White House in late July. “But the President didn’t want to hear that, because his biggest concern was that we were in an election year, and how was this going to affect what he considered to be his record of success?”
At one coronavirus task force meeting, Troye claimed that Trump suggested “maybe this Covid thing is a good thing.”
“I don’t like shaking hands with people. I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people,” Troye claimed Trump said at the meeting.
Of course, the Trump people are calling Troye a “disgruntled former employee” and claiming that she has been brainwashed by the left-wing.
But that is what they say about everybody with the courage to speak out about this terrible president and his criminally incompetent administration.
I have heard rumblings that this is just the beginning and that there are many more former staffers with plans to speak out.
This should be an interesting fall.