On Monday, Mike Pence’s former Homeland Security advisor and senior coronavirus task force officer at the White House, Olivia Troye, appeared All in with Chris Hayes. Troye announced that she had been asked to contact Dr. Spy on Deborah Birx, who was the coordinator of the coronavirus task force.
“I’m the person who was actually put into a room at one point when she started,” Troye said. “She got into a no-win situation and even more than I think she even realized. And I was told to watch them. That she shouldn’t be trusted because she was Matt Pottinger. “Pottinger was Donald Trump’s deputy national security advisor before resigning after the attack on the US Capitol.
Troye didn’t like being asked to keep an eye on her colleague. She believed that the focus should be on stopping the pandemic and not engaging in political clashes.
Troye continued, “So I’m here as a homeland counselor, and I’m going to say, ‘You’re asking me to spy on this woman who I share an office with who is on our team when we know it’s a pandemic is about to go to get out of control. “
Dr. Birx appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday in a rare interview where She claimed President Trump posted charts and graphs that she and her team failed to create. And on Monday, Troye confirmed her story.
“I remember that day because Dr. Birx was really upset and actually confronted me and said, ‘Do you know who created these graphics? Did you work on it ‘and I said,’ Well, you know there was an attempt to manipulate the data to downplay this virus. ‘
Although Dr. Birx was forced to work in a “no-win situation,” Troye was glad she finally had the opportunity to share her side of the story.
“I am happy to see that she is finally free to get in touch and speak openly. Wish it had been her – honestly, I was hoping she would have been duller in her interview, but I also know that’s not really her style. She doesn’t speak publicly, she doesn’t speak to the media. That’s just not who she is. “
Watch as the former deputy press secretary recalls Trump’s farewell ceremony: “Like a funeral”:
Read more from Yahoo Entertainment: