Former Pence aide: Staffers discussed scenarios where Trump won't leave White House

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Former Pence aide: Staffers discussed scenarios where Trump won't leave White House

Troye warned that the president’s comments should be taken seriously, even if he masquerades as jokes.

“The President, when he’s joking, when he says he’s joking, he’s telling you half the truth,” Troye told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “And there’s something pretty terrifying and creepy in there.”

“What you see is what you get,” she added. “You should trust that. He’s not hiding it.”

When asked Thursday whether Trump would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters: “The president will accept the results of a free and fair election.”

Troye appeared in an ad last week that beat the president more for re-election than for the pandemic that has now killed more than 200,000 Americans. The ad was run by the Republican Voters Against Trump group. In it, Troye claimed she was a lifelong Republican.

The White House defended Trump by casting Troye as a disgruntled former employee. Her former boss, retired General Keith Kellogg, went to the White House lectern on Tuesday to deny Troye and said he personally led her out of the office.

Troye said she wasn’t fired. Rather, she has resigned and several of her colleagues have asked her to stay. She denied Kellogg’s account during her Friday appearance on Blitzer.

“I would like to see the footage on this videotape that he allegedly accompanied me on,” said Troye. “I know a lot of the Secret Service people on campus and I would love to see this footage.”

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