How many Trump administration officials have to tell us that Donald Trump is an incompetent, pudding-brained ghoul before his support falls below 5 percent … where it should (and deserves to) be?
We’ve already heard from James Mattis, John Bolton, Miles Taylor, the Mooch, Anonymous — even Omarosa.
Well, you can add one more to the list.
President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic showed a “flat out disregard for human life” because his “main concern was the economy and his reelection,” according to a senior adviser on the White House coronavirus task force who left the White House in August.Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Pence for two years, said that the administration’s response cost lives and that she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden this fall because of her experience in the Trump White House.“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,” she said in an interview.
Let me guess. Troye is a lightweight, not well respected, Trump never heard of her, she only got coffee, she begged him for a job (on her knees, no doubt), and she was fired like a dog.
Did I leave any out?
He might even throw in “she’s not my type” — because Trump gets accused of sexual assault so often, that response is more or less automatic.
The amount of criticism Trump has faced from former aides is unprecedented in the modern presidency, and it could pose a political risk to his reelection campaign as some of the aides who have spoken out are pressuring other former colleagues to join them.
Yes, it is unprecedented — because he’s a clear and present danger and an obvious fuckup. The only mystery is why more current and former officials haven’t come forward to tell us the glaringly obvious.
Oh, and you’re instinct not to get injected with Donald Trump’s special Election 2020 goof juice? You need to follow that instinct:
“I would not tell anyone I care about to take a vaccine that launches prior to the election,” she said. “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.”
And here’s more of Troye in her own words:
Here’s my favorite part from that video:
“He made a statement once that was very striking, and I never forgot it because it pretty much defined who he was. 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 that he claims to care about. These are the people still going to his rallies today who have complete faith in who he is.”
Almost certainly, Trump will lose this election. But he needs to lose by a lot. Trumpism needs to be fully repudiated, or this country will limp its way through the rest of this decade like a gimpy horse that needs to be put down.
Let’s save our gimpy-horse Union instead.
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