October 20, 2020

Trump spent 45 minutes ‘going off’ on Tucker Carlson instead of sticking to critical agenda during coronavirus meeting, a former aide says

A former White House aide said that President Donald Trump spent 45 minutes railing against Fox News host Tucker Carlson instead of following through on an agenda that included discussions of safety procedures for people on cruise ships at the height of the coronavirus.

Oliva Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence who served on the coronavirus task force, said that Trump derailed multiple critical coronavirus meetings to speak about entirely unrelated matters.

“We have been in meetings where we were supposed to be talking about the virus and either travel restrictions or how we were going to evacuate people off of cruise ships, which was a big issue at the very beginning of this pandemic and what we were going to do with them, and he wanted to talk for 45 minutes on how upset he was with some news anchor at his preferred news network,” Troye said in an ad released Friday by Republican Voters Against Trump.

“And he looked around the room and said, ‘Who’s gonna call this person.

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