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Ex-White House Coronavirus Task Force staffer & native El Pasoan slams Trump, will vote for Biden

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Former top aide to VP Pence and White House Coronavirus Task Force staffer Olivia Troye.

WASHINGTON, DC -- An El Paso native and 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.

A PR Newswire bio recently distributed by the Associated Press noted that Troye is an El Paso native.

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.

White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said, "Outside of generally watching the White House Coronavirus Taskforce from the overflow staff room, this disgruntled former detailee was never in private meetings with the President and her assertions have no basis in reality and are flat out inaccurate."

Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, Pence's national security adviser, said in a statement Troye was "disgruntled that her detail was cut short."

"Ms. Troye directly reported to me, and never once during her detail did she every express any concern regarding the Administration's response to the Coronavirus to anyone in her chain of command," Kellogg said.

The video was released by Republican Voters Against Trump, a GOP group seeking to defeat Trump in November. Troye has also joined a new anti-Trump group formed by Republicans, the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, or REPAIR, which says it's seeking to "refocus the Republican Party's priorities, and repair the American republic."

The group announced more than two dozen advisers on Thursday, including Troye and several ex-Trump officials who worked in the Department of Homeland Security: former DHS general counsel John Mitnick, former assistant secretary Elizabeth Neumann and Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly White House communications director, and Josh Venable, who was chief of staff to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, are also part of the group.

Taylor, the group's co-founder, said that REPAIR is linked to Republican Voters Against Trump, but while that organization is focused on defeating Trump, REPAIR is not endorsing Biden and is looking to what comes after Trump leaves office.

"We will be the biggest group so far of former Trump administration officials who have come together to say we need to move past Donald Trump and move the party and the country beyond his presidency," Taylor said.

Republicans criticizing Trump is nothing new, and there have been GOP voices attacking him since his 2016 campaign began. Republican-led groups like the Lincoln Project are now actively campaigning against the President in 2020.

But in recent months there have been a growing number of officials who worked in the Trump administration and subsequently criticized the President. Former national security adviser John Bolton's book gave an unflattering portrait of Trump, and both former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats offered brutal assessments of Trump in Bob Woodward's new book "Rage."

Several Republicans have gone even further and endorsed Biden, including Scaramucci, Neumann and Taylor.

Troye, who took a job at the National Insurance Crime Bureau when she left the Trump administration, endorsed Biden in the video released Thursday. She has worked at multiple federal agencies throughout her career on counterterrorism and intelligence issues, including for the vice president since 2018. She said that she decided to leave the administration because she felt her work wasn't making a difference thanks to Trump.

"Does it matter," she said, "because no matter how hard you work and what you do, the President is going to do something that is detrimental to keeping Americans safe, which is why you signed up for this role?"

In her farewell email to colleagues, Troye wrote she had "witnessed firsthand how dedicated and committed all of you have been to doing the right thing."

"Thank you for entrusting me to be your rock during this hard time. I will always be rooting for you knowing that you will continue to fight the good fight," she said.

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87 Comments

    1. Yes and it shouldn’t have been. It should have been up to a competent president working hand in hand with FEMA, the CDC, and the NIH to fashion a nation-wide coordinated assault on the virus.

      1. His response was quick, appropriate and successful. He’s team was working on it while Biden was complaining about the China travel ban. He did more than anybody could have.

  1. Trump will BS a lot and doesn’t give a crap about people. Absolutely nothing new. Hilarious that another person in DC leaves because Trump is lazy and only cares about re-election, but at the end of the day, it’s not that big a news story. She’s simply not that high on the ladder. It’s not someone like Mattis again.

    1. Yeah considering President Trump didn’t even know who she was. He couldn’t pick her out of a lineup. She didn’t know or ever meet the President personally. Nonetheless she was obviously a never Trumper and whiner just like you.

  2. In other words she didn’t get her way. People who keep saying he only cares about his re-election don’t get that handling the China virus well would help his re-election which he did which is why he will bury Harris in the election.

  3. Another disappointment for El Paso. Had to be another highly educated liberal white woman complaining that Mr Trump didn’t giver her the time of day. Good riddance. She’ll have a job at CNN or MSNBC or even KVIA now.

      1. yo estoy bien hecho pero el alberto pedu muerto le faltan huevos y inteligencia. Es una mierda podrida en su mente de 25 personalidades. Se habla solo y se contesta solo. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  4. She can join the other 12 people at Biden’s next campaign event. …..while trump has hundreds coming to see him. Landslide and don’t blame Russia……they can manufacture fake news but they can’t manufacture people at Bidens events.

  5. The I only good thing white dudes like K1DPR and madmike and Jeff Allen, etc DO…..is stay at home and take care of their lawn. Lol. Can’t feed the family, can’t fix crap, and can’t keep their women. Nite nite.

    1. This is coming from an unemployed, over weight mexican, that lives off of food stamps, in a government-subsidized apartment. You “career” has consisted of minimum wage jobs ever since the early 70’s, when you got chaptered out of the Navy for drug use and homosexuality.

    1. Yep He sure is and that’s exactly what this country needs right now. A leader who stands up to bullies and anarchy. Not a pansy like Obama who bowed down and bend over to everyone who would listen.

        1. Fake news markturner. The President has a job approval rating of 52%. Plus he is now 1 point ahead of Biden in the general election. You think he might get reelected nitwit? You’re pitiful. BTW – Where did crazy Joe’s lead go?…..crickets?

      1. You don’t agree with me you are a racist. You don’t agree with me you are a nazi. Please. Go back to your mommy’s basement and play your video games I have to go to work now. Leave the political debates to the adults

  6. Trumpies Defined
    –Wear red hats with Make America White Again.
    –Evangelical Hypocrites.
    –Love their fake president even if he shot someone on 5th Avenue.
    –See America through Trump colored glasses.
    –Log Rolling, chew tobacco Rednecks.
    –White Power Nationalists
    –Climate Deniers
    –Anti Intellectuals.
    –Boomers used to Racism.
    –Reality Deniers.

    1. Mierda is your middle name uxcrement. And yes you eat your own shit. Go join the other mentally deranged assholes in alberto pedo muerto’s feeble brain. The only thing you qualify for you teletubby ass loser.

  7. Native El Pasoan? It figures. Another liberal feel good story that won’t make any difference because JO HO 2020 is going to crash and burn. President Trump will win in a total landslide victory.

    1. I’ll tell you why. Our President is the hardest worker around. He expects his employees to work just as hard and produce. If they can’t do it…. see ya. Obama and Clinton didn’t have that problem because they didn’t accomplish anything. This list of accomplishment of President Trump is almost endless and that was in the midst of brutal attacks, a hoax impeachment, endless fake investigations and numerous other BS he had to deal with.

  8. Just a disgruntled employee. Another never Trumper low level deep state operative.

    “Pence’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, released a statement reported by the Washington Post:”
    “Ms. Troye is a former detailee and a career Department of Homeland Security staff member, who is disgruntled that her detail was cut short because she was no longer capable of keeping up with her day-to-day duties. Ms. Troye directly reported to me, and never once during her detail did she ever express any concern regarding the Administration’s response to the Coronavirus to anyone in her chain of command. By not expressing her concerns, she demonstrated an incredible lack of moral courage.” WaPo 9/18/2020

    1. Ofcourse. If you don’t defend His highness the Imperial Idiot your ass is out the door and after that things get even worse for you. That’s what happens when you have a dear leader who needs constant praise and adulation from the masses.

          1. I can’t believe you still think that. The polls are wrong and manipulated and YOU know it. Biden can’t even get 12 cars to show up for a rally when Trump has thousands of boats and lines miles long. The only hope that Biden has of winning is when the boxes of millions of “late” or “missing” ballots mysteriously show up around Thanksgiving. Why do you think Hillary told him not to concede not matter what? They need to buy that time to make sure the number of ballots needed to win “show up”. Fact.

          2. According to the same polls that said Hillary had a 95% chance of getting elected? President Trump’s job approval is now at 52% so Biden doesn’t have a a lock on anything except his many gaffes. It’s a Harris-Biden administration….Oops!

    1. President Trump has nothing to do with your miserable worthless life Alberto. Your destruction is your fault. You are better known as a LOSER! You were a LOSER even before he was elected. Politics is 99% local so blame your Democrap leadership.

        1. No but it’s obvious you are 99% loco de la cabeza and an idiot. The 1% is mierda that you are full of. BTW – Get TDS meds because you will need it come November. JO HO 2020 is a trainwreck.

          1. Easy Feo!! Don’t have a Cow, Man!! You still have about 2 months before Trump gets his walking papers. So enjoy him for now.

          2. How about those new polls you just love Alberto and brag about? Sorry but you lose. President Trump’s job approval at 52% and he is now 1 point ahead of crazy Joe. A few weeks ago Biden was 15 points ahead. Polls are tightening. Nonetheless in 45 days President Trump will be reelected in a total landslide.

        1. And heeeeers MiketheUseless! Also known as the Pink Panther Private Investigator. Skulking in Government offices late at night looking for Dirt on people who don’t adore his Pendejo president.

    2. Too bad. We lived through 8 years of hell under the Obama criminal cabal so you can just live through 8 years of a President who actually cares about America. Get over it.

    1. Sorry uxcrement, he wouldn’t touch you with alberto pedo muerto’s insignificant dick. Presuming IT even had a dick. He like’s turners tiny little bat. It said so. Maybe you should stick to what you do best and suck on white dicks.

    1. You’re a nitwit. Obama killed all of his. Recall Benghazi. Clinton arkancided his. Not to mention Obama purged hundreds of high ranking military officers. I can post the list but you’ll deny it. The facts speak. Fake news markturner is full of crap as usual.

    2. From Real Clear Politics, November 2019: “Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently put President Donald Trump on notice about any possible retaliation against the whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump. Pelosi warned: “I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower. I was there. I told the President, you’re in my wheelhouse when you come after the whistleblower.”

      “But where was this love for whistleblowers during President Barack Obama’s administration? Obama remains enormously popular among Democrats. But many in the how-dare-President-Trump-attack-a-whistleblower camp paid little attention to Obama’s unprecedented attack on whistleblowers, as well as on the reporters who reported on their whistleblowing. Liberal filmmaker Robert Greenwald released a documentary in 2013 called “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State” that examined the fate of four whistleblowers during the Obama administration. Greenwald said: “One of the things that was a common denominator with all the whistleblowers we interviewed is the terrible personal price they paid. … And what is happening over and over again is the Obama administration and previous administrations are literally shooting the messengers — punishing the whistleblowers, trying to pass laws that make it harder for whistleblowers.”

    3. There were a lot of left overs from the obama era that want to sabotage Mr Trump. Now that they realize they can’t harm him they cry and quit and go away hating themselves. Just like you comrade turner. You cried when hitler killed himself.

  9. hiding biden thrown out of the 1988 presidential race because he plagiarized a British writer word for word.
    hiding biden accused of rape. demoKKKrats still running him for president.
    kamel la la dropped out of the demoKKKrat primary because she had no backing even before any votes were cast.
    kamel la la praising blakes daddy even though he is a racist attacking Jews every chance he gets.
    What demoKKKrat party?

    1. To continue:
      John Kerry said there will never be peace in the middle east without the palestinians. Mr Trump just made peace without the palestinians.
      Hiding biden was an opponent of integration of black children in schools.
      Hiding biden was a personal friend of the grand wizard senator byrd and pushed for his segregation policies. And biden admitted it.

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