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WATCH: CNN's Smerconish eats Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson alive for defending her boss' fascistic response to Brexit

"Brexit is just the beginning," Pierson said, because "this is all about the people" — the white ones


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 27, 2016 4:29PM (UTC)

In an interview over the weekend with CNN's Michael Smerconish, Donald Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson insisted that her boss' response to the "Brexit" vote was both well-timed and -informed, because "at the end of the day, this is about the people."

She did not, of course, speculate on who "the people" were, as doing so would compel her into a discussion about the racial element of the Brexit vote that both she and Trump would like to pretend doesn't exist. For them, it's simply about "people all over the world who are tired of being told what to do, how to do it, how much money [they] can make, what [they] can and can't eat."

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"Enough is enough," Pierson added. "Brexit is just the beginning. Globalism is only good for those who can create mass wealth off of it and that is the corporation, that's the lobbyist, those are the politicians and Mr. Trump's instincts are to let the people decide."

Smerconish asked her if Trump missed an opportunity to behave in a presidential manner by addressing the pressing issue of the country he happened to be in instead of promoting his newly renovated golf course.

"Not at all," she said. "Mr. Trump is not a politician and doesn't take advantage of these types of situations. His sole purpose for being there was to support his son, his family. He did make remarks regarding the Brexit -- in fact, he talked about it prior to going to Scotland, but his sole intention of being there was to support his family."

Smerconish called the interview to a halt shortly thereafter, noting that Pierson's "record remains intact -- you gave me not an inch."

On Sunday, she went on Fox News' equivalent of Smerconish's show -- Howard Kurtz's temperamentally deferential Mediabuzz -- to complain about media coverage of both Trump's Brexit statement and the exit of former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

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Watch the entire interview with Smerconish below via Mediaite.


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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