Former U.S. Government Corona Countermeasures Team Severely Criticizes President Trump September 18, 15:57
A former government official who was a member of the U.S. government's response team for the new coronavirus issued a video statement, harshly criticizing President Trump for failing to take measures to spread the infection because of concerns about its impact on the presidential election.
The statement was released in a video on the 17th by Olivia Troy, who served as an adviser to Vice President Pence, who heads the US government's new coronavirus countermeasure team, until the summer.
"In mid-February, the president refused to listen, despite concerns about a serious outbreak, because he feared it would affect the presidential election," Troy said. It was.
He added, "At the countermeasures meeting, the president said with supporters in mind,'The new coronavirus may be good, because you don't have to shake hands with an unpleasant person.' If the president takes the situation seriously." If so, we could stop the spread of the infection and save people's lives. "
Regarding this, President Trump told reporters, "Every time a person leaves the administration, he is forced to blame the government. I have never met her," with media critical of the administration in mind. I argued.
President Trump has been criticized for deliberately underestimating the risk of the virus.
With less than 50 days before the presidential election, criticism by a person who was at the center of the US government's infection control is likely to intensify the wind.