Ex-Pence adviser says Trump's Fauci ad is a 'gross' example of a White House with 'no regard for the truth'
Olivia Troye, a former member of the White House's coronavirus task force, cites the Trump campaign's decision to remove an edited clip of Dr. To use Anthony Fauci in a new ad, "gross and disturbing and typical of a White House that has no regard for that." Truth."
Prior to his resignation in July, Troye served as Vice President of Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism for Vice President Mike Pence and his senior executive on the task force. She began speaking out against the Trump administration last month, posting an ad on the Republican Voters Against Trump organization criticizing the president for not taking COVID-19 seriously.
Fauci is the nation's leading infectious disease expert, and for a new ad, the Trump campaign put Fauci's words together to create the impression that he praised the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci said Sunday that his words were taken out of context and used without his permission, and that during his career he "never publicly endorsed a political candidate". On Monday, he asked the campaign to turn off the ad.
Troye was shocked by the advertisement, and in response, she quickly shot a new video for Republican Voters Against Trump, which was released Monday night. In it, Troye stated that she worked side by side with Fauci on the coronavirus task force, and that she "saw Donald Trump and senior White House officials routinely get out of the way and discredit Dr. Fauci, both privately and publicly have, and now the Trump campaign twisted Dr. Fauci's words into an advertising campaign for their own political gain. "
This is "gross and disturbing, and typical of a White House that ignores the truth," continues Troye. "Donald Trump is always about him. Dr. Fauci has always been about serving the American people. Join me as a Republican and a former Trump administration employee voting for Joe Biden." Republican voters against Trump say the ad will air during one of Trump's favorite shows nationwide: Fox & Friends.
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