“I’m gonna be brutality honest here,” Troye said. “I’m not [surprised]. I worked very closely with Marc Short. He was the number one person to act like COVID wasn’t real.”

“And when you set the tone on the vice president’s team in that manner as the chief of staff, you’re gonna put everyone around you at risk, including the vice president, who I’m not convinced is completely out of the woods right now.”

Troye said she was concerned about Pence’s key advisers having the virus and the possible risks to the vice president and his promises from those close to them contracting the virus.