In a revealing appearance on The View, Olivia Troye, a former aide to ex-Vice President Mike Pence, pulled back the curtain on the stark realities of former President Donald Trump’s treatment of his own supporters in private. If you’re a Trump fan, it’s best you keep reading.
Assessing Trump’s Hold on the Republican Party
Addressing the lingering influence of Trump within the Republican Party and among a significant portion of its voters, Troye shed light on the disheartening dynamics.
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Polls revealed that Trump is by far the most popular Republican vote, holding an impressive 42-point lead over the next in line, Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
Sunny Hostin Probes the Basis of Trump’s Unwavering Support
Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View, delved into the issue, citing polls showcasing the enduring support for Trump within the GOP. She questioned, “Why do you think so many people still have this blind loyalty to him?”
The White House Coronavirus Task Force
Troye’s role as Pence’s lead staffer on the White House Coronavirus Task Force provided a unique vantage point for witnessing Trump’s interactions behind closed doors, and she had a lot to say about the former President.
A Disenchanted View of the Modern Republican Party
Troye lamented the current state of the Republican Party, expressing her disillusionment: “I think it speaks to an unfortunate state of the Republican Party… not the party that I believe it has been in the past.”
Trump’s Marketing of Himself as a Champion
Drawing on her experiences within the administration, Troye revealed the huge difference between Trump’s public image and his private demeanor, stating, “He has done a great job of sort of marketing himself as the champion for all of these people who are behind him in this movement.”
Trump’s Lack of Commonality With Supporters
“But we’ve sat in these meetings… he has nothing in common with any of his supporters and I detest the way he speaks about them,” she admitted.
Trump Talking Smack Hits Troye Hard
Troye revealed that a lot of her own family are Trump supporters, making his hurtful words to MAGA fans hit her on a personal level, “I think about them [her family] and I’m like, I hate the way you speak about them sometimes behind closed doors.”
Olivia Troye’s Credible Background in National Security
Troye’s background in national and homeland security roles, including serving as an advisor to Pence on these matters, lent credibility to her insights.
Dismissing Troye’s Claims
Her revelations were met with a sharp rebuttal from Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung, who dismissed her claims as baseless.
“Troye Is an Idiot”
In classic MAGA style, Cheung disputed Troye’s claims by simply insulting her, “Olivia Troye is an idiot,” he said before calling her “a nobody who pretends she had access while in the administration.”
Behar Delves Deeper Into the Disconnect
Joy Behar, another co-host, further described the disconnection between Trump and his fanbase, asking whether Trump would ever invite one of his supporters to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
Troye’s Disappointment in Pence’s Response
Troye expressed her desire for Pence to take a more assertive stance against Trump, “I have been wanting [Pence] to take Trump on from day one, especially on January 7 of 2021.”
Trump’s Public Persona vs. Private Disdain
Throughout the interview, Troye’s account shed light on the disconcerting disparity between the public persona of Trump and the private disdain he allegedly harbored for his loyal supporters.
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