Donald Trump’s national spokeswoman offered a pretty stunning accusation during an appearance on Fox Business Network on Monday morning. She alleged that members of the political media have “literally beat Trump supporters into submission.”
“They are tired of seeing left-wing reporters literally beat Trump supporters into submission — into supporting policies that they don’t agree with,” Katrina Pierson said.
This is merely the latest wild accusation and strange claim made by Pierson this campaign. A charitable explanation would be that she attended the Joe Biden School of What ‘Literally’ Means. But Pierson does this kind of thing a lot — and she has been particularly factually challenged this month.
Just this weekend, in fact, Pierson alleged in no uncertain terms that President Obama started the war in Afghanistan, despite his having been a state senator in Illinois at the time.
“Remember: We weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,” Pierson said. “Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem.”
Asked to clarify whether she was accusing Obama of launching the war in Afghanistan, which started in 2001, Pierson doubled down: “That was Obama’s war, yes.” She later appeared to blame “audio disruptions” for her comment.
Katrina Pierson needs to blame woeful ignorance on her part for her comments. You just can’t make this stuff up.
GOP, rescue your party from these unqualified people!!!
Trump needs to fire this woman and put someone in who at least can understand chronology.