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Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson insists "we are getting closer to the end, everything is definitely converging"

The way Pierson speaks about the end of the GOP primary season is a little disturbing


Scott Eric Kaufman
March 8, 2016 5:04PM (UTC)

Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson appeared on Fox News Monday evening to discuss what the Trump campaign would do if the Republican convention ended up being contested. Gretchen Carlson began by quoting from Donald Trump's Twitter account about his feelings on the GOP establishment's recent offensive against him:

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Carlson played a clip from former House Speaker Next Gingrinch, who said that Ohio Governor John Kasich is "closing the gap in Michigan" between himself and her employer, in part because Trump "hasn't converted from challenger to front-runner -- the result being that he is losing late deciders."

She noted that the late deciders have been aligning themselves with the more establishment candidates, to which Pierson replied that "now that we are getting closer to the end, everything is definitely converging" on Trump. "The reason that you see all these Republicans [like Mitt Romney] out there against him is that Mr. Trump is not 'their guy,' he's not the guy they can control with their money and special interests."

She confessed that there's a possibility the GOP is "headed to a contested [brokered] convention," but that she hopes "we may not actually do that" because Trump "is the only candidate that has personally invested in the success or failure of this country."

Pierson later reiterated that "as we get closer to the actual election, the poll numbers always tend to come together," and that they are coalescing around Trump, who she believes will win Florida despite the great gains made other candidates there in recent weeks.

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"That's Marco Rubio's last stand," she said, "and his numbers continue to go down, whereas Mr. Trump has pretty much held steady."

Watch the entire interview below via Fox News.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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