18 Sep, 2020 03:15 am

Ex-Pence aide blasts Trump over Covid response, says she’ll vote for Biden

“It was shocking to see the president saying that the virus was a hoax,” said Olivia Troye, a Republican adviser on the coronavirus task force.

p In an ad released on Thursday, a former senior adviser on the White House coronavirus task force lambasted President Donald Trump as a stonewalling, capricious leader with more concern for his reelection than the pandemic, and said she would be voting for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in November.The White House promptly rebuffed the allegations, using its frequent defense against personnel-turned-critics by saying that Troye was a disgruntled and vindictive ex-staffer.White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted Thursday night a letter by Troye after her departure from the White House.” The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, later told reporters aboard Air Force One: “It’s the swamp fighting back.

She said Trump was dismissive toward the task force’s efforts to prepare for the outbreak from early in the year, before the virus had made heavy inroads into the U.It praised the task force’s work combating the disease.

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