Olivia Troye, who served as a senior aide to Vice President Mike Pence on homeland security and counterterrorism, is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and slamming President Donald Trump in a new ad by Republican Voters Against Trump:
When we were 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 these disgusting people.” Those disgusting people are the same people he claims to care about. These are the people who are still going to his rallies today, who have complete faith in who he is. The truth is he doesn’t actually care about anyone but himself.
Troye told the Washington Post that Trump has a “flat-out disregard for human life”:
The president’s rhetoric and his own attacks against people in his administration trying to do the work, as well as the promulgation of false narratives and incorrect information of the virus have made this ongoing response a failure.
I would not tell anyone I care about to take a vaccine that launches prior to the election. I would listen to the experts and the unity in pharma. And I would wait to make sure that this vaccine is safe and not a prop tied to an election.