Olivia Troye Wiki – Olivia Troye Biography
Olivia Troye is a former national security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Mike Pence. Troye, who was heavily involved in the Coronavirus Task Force, was featured in an ad announcing that she was endorsing Biden because of what she saw of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
In multiple interviews, including one with the Washington Post, Troye described herself as a lifelong Republican who grew disillusioned with what she could accomplish under Trump’s presidency.
According to The New Yorker, Troye’s first job after college was at the Republican National Committee. She was inspired into a life of public service by the September 11 terrorist attacks and worked as an appointee at the George W. Bush Administration’s Pentagon.
The Washington Post reported that Troye was an intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security under Obama’s presidency and for the first 18 months of Trump’s presidency before she became a part of Pence’s staff.
According to NPR, Troye had worked for Vice President Mike Pence for two years.
The Post reported that Troye’s last months at the White House were spent on the Coronavirus Task Force, which was led by her boss, Pence. The Post reported that she helped organize meetings from February to July, helping Pence establish meeting agendas, write briefings and stay abreast of the growing pandemic.
Being briefed on AF2 w/ @SenJoniErnst en route to Nebraska on the latest from the devastating flooding that has impacted Nebraska, Iowa, & much of the Midwest. Our hearts are w/ the victims & we are grateful to First Responders & volunteers. Be there soon. pic.twitter.com/TIIjOPTYDE
— Vice President Mike Pence Archived (@VP45) March 19, 2019
Olivia Troye Age
Olivia Troye’s age is unclear,
According to Troye’s Facebook page, her nickname is “Liv” and her cover photo is a photo of her standing next to a mural with the letters “El Paso.”
The above photo of Troye is from the El Paso Times, which featured her along with 12 other participants in the LULAC Sweetheart Charity Ball held in February of 1995. Troye is described in the paper as a contestant and the “daughter of Marie and Raymond Mendoza.” The ball was for young women, ages 15-18, who were competing for scholarships.
Troye also appeared in a 2001 photo from the Austin American-Statesmen that described a Mardi Gras parade that went awry when rioters threw bottles and rocks; Troye is shown speaking to two Austin Police and wearing festive beads.
Troye Is a Lover of Dogs & Music
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) November 24, 2018
Troye’s dog, Ringo, is often featured on her Twitter feed. She has also retweeted posts encouraging people not to leave their pets behind during hurricane evacuations.
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) November 15, 2018
Describing herself on Twitter as a #musiclover, Troye has tweeted videos of herself attending concerts, such as this one of The Sisterhood Band. According to her page, Troye is also a fan of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, tweeting out a photo of Captain Alex Ovechkin’s jersey.
In 2019, Troye also tweeted that she was on a flight in Ethiopia during the same week that 157 people lost their lives on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, as the New York Times reported. “My thoughts & prayers are with the friends & families of those whose lives were lost on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. I was just in Ethiopia this week & flew @flyethiopian yesterday, back to DC. I am deeply saddened & heartbroken over this tragic incident. #EthiopianAirlines.”
Members of the Trump Administration Have Refuted Troye’s Claims
Within about three hours of this breaking, the White House put VP’s national security adviser General Kellogg on CNN to rebut Olivia Troye’s claims. https://t.co/ibhfhjiC7q
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 17, 2020
Upon leaving the White House, NPR reported that Troye sent a letter, where she did not mention Trump, but said, “Supporting the Vice President in leading all of you on this effort has been the experience of a lifetime.”
Pence’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, released a statement reported by the Washington Post:
Ms. Troye is a former detailee and a career Department of Homeland Security staff member, who is disgruntled that her detail was cut short because she was no longer capable of keeping up with her day-to-day duties. Ms. Troye directly reported to me, and never once during her detail did she ever express any concern regarding the Administration’s response to the Coronavirus to anyone in her chain of command. By not expressing her concerns, she demonstrated an incredible lack of moral courage.
According to the Post, when Pence was asked about Troye’s comments, he said, “I haven’t read her comments in any detail. But it reads to me like one more disgruntled employee that has decided to play politics during an election year.”
Trump also dismissed the accusations, saying, “I have no idea who she is,” he told reporters. “I never met her, to the best of my knowledge. Maybe she was in a room. I have no idea who she is. She doesn’t know me,” according to the Post.”
Troye told the Washington Post, that she fears retribution. “Honestly, I am scared,” she said. “I have never done anything like this.”