Olivia Troye, who was an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, defended herself Tuesday after retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, Pence’s nationwide safety adviser, stated he eliminated her from her positions.
“The rationale I fired her is as a result of her efficiency began to drop,” Kellogg stated at a information convention Tuesday. “I’m the one who escorted her off the compound.”
Troye, who endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden final week due to Trump’s “flat out disregard for human life” throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, tweeted that Kellogg’s story is “a bald confronted lie” and that she was really requested to remain after handing in her resignation.
She additionally shared a screenshot of an August publish on her Instagram account displaying a coin Kellogg gifted her when she left the job. “This reward isn’t the motion of somebody who did what Kellogg claims he did,” Troye wrote.
Troye, who labored in Pence’s workplace for 2 years, made headlines Thursday when she went public together with her issues about Trump’s dealing with of the pandemic.
“The president’s rhetoric and his personal assaults towards folks in his administration attempting to do the work, in addition to the promulgation of false narratives and incorrect info of the virus have made this ongoing response a failure,” she instructed The Washington Publish.
Troye additionally spoke out in a video launched by the group Republican Voters Towards Trump, saying the president famous early within the pandemic that it was an excellent factor as a result of he wouldn’t need to “shake fingers with these disgusting folks,” referring to voters.
Kellogg stated Tuesday he’d by no means heard such remarks.
“What she has stated I’ve by no means heard,” Kellogg instructed reporters. “What bothers me about what Olivia stated is, by insinuation, the disparagement of the duty power, the vp, and the president of america.”
An interview Troye taped with NBC Information is scheduled to be broadcast later Tuesday.
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