Former COVID-19 Task Force Member Describes Political Pressure On Scientists | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Olivia Troye, former adviser to Mike Pence on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the better judgment of scientists was bullied and pressured by White House officials to better serve Donald Trump's political agenda. Aired on 09/25/2020.
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Former COVID-19 Task Force Member Describes Political Pressure On Scientists | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

56 Comments on "Former COVID-19 Task Force Member Describes Political Pressure On Scientists | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Republicans covet power for the few. Democrats demand equality for all. Unfortunately, Republicans have superior public relations.

    • @Craig Conway The President is an incompetent crook whose failure has killed most of 200,000 people.

      That’s not a partisan thing. You can see that, right? Left and right don’t matter in this context. Failure is failure and there’s a growing corpse mountain thanks to Trump’s failure.

    • @youtube watcher Obsessed people like Craig shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near guns.

    • E Theory a

    • @Craig Conway Democrats don’t want sociopaths to have guns, so is this what your admitting to?

    • @Craig Conway I don’t know what drugs you’re on but they’ve affected what’s left of your tiny minuscule brain.

  2. At the end of the day people will be asked in their later lives what they did to stop the threat called Trump

  3. Olivia is a brave person. If the rest of the administration had one tenth of her integrity the country would be better off… And a lot of lives could have been saved.

  4. She needs to testify and get this on the record.

  5. Annie Henderson | September 26, 2020 at 3:20 AM | Reply

    Olivia you are my heroine! To come forward as you’ve done, take all the slag from the Administration and Trump Cult – you deserve a medal! I’m sure you have saved lives by speaking out.

    Got into the white house at all
    Removed most of the little hope
    I had left. Then seeing the enablers
    In action, has finished the rest!!!
    Good night and good luck

  7. On his show on May 19, Howard Stern asked the same question I’ve been asking myself since the 2016 campaign. Howard Stern, who has personally known Trunp for decades, questioned why people would vote for Trump, when in reality, Trump is disgusted by his biggest supporters. According to Stern, like himself, Trump isn’t cut out for running a government, and the Trump supporters are to blame for the country’s troubles. Stern went on to say that Trump would be “disgusted” by the MAGA crew..

    Howard Stern: “The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” Stern said. “The people who are voting for Trump for the most part… he wouldn’t even let them in a f—ing hotel. He’d be disgusted by them. Go to Mar-a-Lago, see if there’s any people who look like you. I’m talking to you in the audience – the Trump voter who, you know, idolizes the guy. He despises you.”

    “I don’t hate Donald,” he continued. “I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence. For not being able to see what’s going on with the coronavirus, for not being able to see what the Justice Department is doing. I hate you, I don’t want you here.”

    Trump: “Maybe this Covid thing is a good thing. I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people.”

    In case any of you Trump supporters are confused, Trump was talking about YOU. 😆

    • nona yobizniz they are the worst humans to ever hold office in America. Trump is 100% their responsibility. They OWN this Covid 19 nightmare, and the failed economy, and the coming homeless crisis, and the store & school shooters – ALL OF IT ! And, to think that now they are helping this turd steal an election ! Pay attention to McConnel’s exact words” whoever wins on November 3rd will move into the White House January 20th” : that means that when Trump tries to call the election on the night of the 3rd, whoever has won at that point, will be the winner. trump has been very vocal about not wanting to wait until all the ballots are counted. We’re screwed.

    • nona yobizniz Got it in 1! They are even worse than trump!

    • nona yobizniz And Murdoch who owns and runs a State propaganda show fox news!

    • degenerati Don’t give up like that! We are only screwed if we don’t do anything!

    • Well they’re probably the spawn of serfs. Feudalism didn’t escape their blood or mentality…so they see Trump as a King…

  8. America and it’s wonderful constitution. What a load of crock. Trump has single handedly destroyed a political party and pretty well every norm enshrined in the constitution and you Americans are just helplessly watching it. Shame on you the home of the brave and the free.

  9. Karen Krilanovich | September 26, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    They modified the guidelines in order to Keep The Meat Factories from Closing Down …They Didn’t Protect The Workers … They also wanted a rule enacted to Keep Workers & Their Families from Sueing The Meat Factories if They got Sick and or Died … Unbelievable… Shocking 😳😰

  10. The Biden administration must find a role for this brave lady. It is people like her that are needed in public life.

    • And Vindman and Fiona Hill and that ambassador whose name escapes me and probably a thousand other career people who’ve been effed over for remembering who actually pays their salary.

    • @Emsley Wyatt the people you speak of put country and constitution before their own income, they risked their careers to speak the truth. And how does the Republican controlled Senate respond to their sacrifice? They threw them under the bus because they’re cowards that won’t stand up against a bully named Donald Trump.

    • I would go even further and say that, presuming he wins, Biden should appoint somebody whose job is to got into each department, interview lower level folks with at least twenty years on the job and ask two simple questions. Who, in your agency, are the trump loyalists? And who lost their jobs because they wouldn’t toe the trump line?

  11. Good Job Olivia. Your very brave to tell the truth. Keith Kellogg lies. Were watching for his next lies.

  12. Ангелина Нор | September 26, 2020 at 5:18 AM | Reply

    The usurper Lukashenka held a secret coronation ceremony. From that moment on, the fascist dictator is not the president of Belarus.

  13. Courageous patriots like her , make others that colluded with Trump the last 4 years look VERY bad. Pence, McConnel,Grahm, Cruz,Jordan, Goetz, etc will end up with Trummp in the trash can of history.

    • And Jared Kushner and some moron children Trumps.

    • But they are more the problem than just trump! There are cooperations & other countries behind most of our problems, including places like the NRA, the defense contractors, foreign companies/countries!

  14. Robert Borglund | September 26, 2020 at 6:23 AM | Reply

    A treasonous administration that is actively killing U.S.

  15. Yolanda Ramirez | September 26, 2020 at 6:44 AM | Reply

    I really admire Olivia, she’s a brave lady and great integrity, wish more people from Trumps administration would be like Olivia

  16. I knew something was wrong when Fauci and Birx disappeared from the briefings at the White House. And you don’t have to be a genius to know why! Trump booted them both off the briefings because their scientific data the TRUTH did not support the LIES that he’s telling the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
    Fauci. “it’s serious” Trump. “It’s getting better”
    Trump doesn’t demand loyalty from his administration/staff he demands blind loyalty which is something totally different. Example of blind loyalty: Even if he’s wrong – he’s right! SHAME ON YOU.
    “Thank you Olivia for your courage and honesty.”

  17. People like this young woman personify the best in America and represent the only hope left!

  18. She’s a true hero! Stay safe Olivia, we need you!

  19. This poor lady thought here is a great job to serve my country and woke up to tRump’s sulphur stench.

  20. If they are doing this to the Dr’s they are a dangerous threat to America and should be charged with manslaughter and corruption!

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