Trump says Coronavirus is good because he did not shake hands with 'disgusting people', claims former White House aide


Donald Trump once said that covid-19 could be a good thing because, according to Mike Pence, a former top adviser to the US vice president, it would stop him from shaking hands with "disgusting people."

Trump says Coronavirus is good because he did not shake hands with 'disgusting people', claims former White House aide


Olivia Troy, who served on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is the latest former member of the Trump administration to urge American voters to stop him for a second term.

In a video released by anti-Trump group Republican voters, Ms. Troy said working with the president was "terrible" and claimed she was more concerned about re-election than saving the nation from the virus. Are happy

Ms Troy alleged that, during a task force meeting she attended, the president said: "Maybe this cowardly thing is a good thing. I don't like shaking hands with people. I don't like these disgusting people. No need to shake hands.

He said: "Those disgusting people are the people he cares about. These are the people who are still going to his rallies today who are convinced of who he is. The truth is that he is actually someone other than himself. Doesn't care about anyone else.

Ms Troy, who was Mr Pence's homeland security adviser, added: "If the president took the virus seriously, or if he really tried to explain how serious it was, he would reduce the spread of the virus. If they did, they would survive. "

Asked about his comments as he left the White House for an election rally in Wisconsin, Mr. Trump said he had no idea who he was. He served as vice president. She was on the task force as a low-level individual. I don't know who he is.

"I never got to know her to the best of my ability. Maybe she was in a room. I don't know who she is. She doesn't know me. She's just another person who is leaving, and even if she's CN." Whether it's the Washington Post or not, they say negative things.

Despite claiming that he did not "know who she is", Mr Trump claimed that he had been told about the "most beautiful letter" written by Ms Troy.

"As soon as he wrote a beautiful letter, I understood that a letter was praising the administration," Mr Trump said. "But then people grabbed him and said, 'Let's say something bad about Donald Trump.'

The White House has strongly denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating "Similar, baseless allegations concerning Ms. Troy's case have been made more than once.

Ms. Troy, a lifelong Republican, said she intends to vote for Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the November presidential election.

The White House has strongly denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating "Similar, baseless allegations concerning Ms. Troy's remarks have been made more than once.

Mr Pence said he had not read his comments, but said his voice was "like another frustrated employee who has decided to play politics during an election year."

Mr Trump told journalist Bob Woodward in recorded interviews that he had deliberately reduced the virus in public comment, although he was fully aware of the danger. He is also a self-proclaimed bacteriologist and condemns the act of shaking hands before running to his office.

Ms. Troy, a lifelong Republican, said she intends to vote for Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the November presidential election.

He is on a growing list of former Trump officials who support the Democrats, including former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miley Taylor and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.


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