A former top aide to the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has released a new video that bashes President Donald Trump for his handling and response to the COVID-19 pandemic while endorsing his opponent and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The person in question is Olivia Troy, who served as a homeland security adviser to Pence until her resignation in July 2020. She was also an important part of the White House's coronavirus task force. She posted a two-minute video online on Thursday and accused Trump of failing to protect Americans since his entire focus was on saving his self as well as getting re-elected as the President of the U.S.

"Towards the middle of February, we knew it wasn't a matter of if COVID would become a big pandemic here, it was a matter of when," she said in the interview. "But the President didn't want to hear that, because his biggest concern was that we were in an election year, and how was this going to affect what he considered to be his record of success?"

She also said that at one point during a coronavirus task force meeting, Trump said that "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,” Troye claimed that Trump said during the meeting.

To her video, the Trump administration has reacted as well.

Trump said that he did not know Troye but can say that she has been influenced to make the statement against him.

Pence, on the other hand, slammed her and defined her as a “disgruntled employee who left the administration and has now decided to play politics due to the elections.”

"I think my staff has indicated that she made no comments like that when she was serving on our team here at the White House coronavirus task force," Pence told reported after her video surfaced.

He further added that he is proud of the work that administration has done under the leadership of Trump.

"The ban on H-1B visas, which are often used to fill very niche positions that are not easily found in the American workforce, will ultimately prove to be counterproductive and is an example of using a nuclear bomb to address a bar fight," said Leon Fresco, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration who now represents H-1B workers. Photo by History in HD on Unsplash

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