Former Pence aide: Staffers discussed scenarios where Trump wont leave White House – POLITICO

Troye warned the president’s comments should be taken seriously, even if he passes them off as jokes.

“The president when he’s joking, if he says that he’s joking, he’s telling you a half truth,” Troye told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “And in there is something fairly frightening and scary.”

“What you see is what you get,” she added. “You should trust that. He doesn’t hide it.”

When asked Thursday if Trump would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters: “The President will accept the results of a free and fair election.”

Troye last week appeared in an ad bashing the president as more concerned with his reelection than the pandemic that has now claimed more than 200,000 American lives. The ad was run by the group Republican Voters Against Trump. In it, Troye asserted that she is a lifelong Republican.

The White House defended Trump by casting Troye as a disgruntled former employee. Her former boss, retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, took to the White House lectern Tuesday to disavow Troye and said he personally escorted her out of the office.

Troye said she was not fired. Rather, she said, she resigned and several of her colleagues asked her to stay. She denied Kellogg’s account during her Friday appearance with Blitzer.

“I’d love to see the video footage of this video tape where he supposedly escorted me out,” Troye said. “I know a lot of the Secret Service people on the campus, and I would love to see that footage.”