According to a report by Newsweek published on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Olivia Troye, a former aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, has claimed that former President Donald Trump routinely mocks his supporters behind closed doors.
Olivia Troye made these accusations during her appearance on The View.
During the episode, Troye was asked why she believes Trump still holds such a strong influence over the Republican Party and a significant portion of its voters.
Donald Trump is the current GOP frontrunner for the 2024 presidential race, and has a commanding 42-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, his closest rival, according to a recent poll.
Host Sunny Hostin brought up the Morning Consult poll, which showed Trump with 61 percent support, and questioned Troye about the unwavering loyalty many people still have toward him.
She asked what this said about the current state of the Republican Party.
Troye responded by criticizing the Republican Party’s unfortunate state, stating that it is not the party she wants it to be and not the party she believes it has been in the past.
She acknowledged that Trump has successfully marketed himself as the champion of these supporters, but emphasized that he has nothing in common with them.
Troye went on to express her disgust with the way Trump speaks about his supporters behind closed doors.
Recalling the disparaging remarks made by Trump during meetings, Troye revealed her frustration and anger towards his derogatory comments.
She shared her struggle of having family members who are still loyal Trump supporters and expressed her hatred for the way he speaks about them.
It is apparent that Troye’s decision to openly criticize Trump has strained her relationships with her family members who disagree with her views.
These revelations have stirred up further controversy regarding Trump’s treatment of his supporters, even as he enjoys significant support within the Republican Party.
This raises questions about the extent to which his rhetoric and actions are genuine or merely to rally his base.
As the 2024 presidential race looms closer, it remains to be seen how Trump’s alleged behaviour towards his supporters will impact his standing within the party and whether these claims will sway voters who previously supported him.
The public response to Troye’s claims has been mixed, with some expressing shock and disappointment, while others dismiss her statements as a biased attempt to undermine Trump’s popularity.
It is uncertain how impactful these allegations will be in the long run or whether they will influence the direction of the Republican Party.
However, as the 2024 presidential race draws nearer, it is clear that Trump’s treatment of his supporters will remain a topic of discussion and scrutiny.