Katrina Pierson's greatest hits: An abridged timeline of the Trump spokeswoman's crazed commentary

Given the opportunity, Pierson will sit in front of a TV camera and invariably spew hate, idiocy, and non sequiturs

Published August 3, 2016 5:03PM (EDT)

Katrina Pierson   (CNN)
Katrina Pierson (CNN)

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson suggested President Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are to blame for the death of Captain Humayun Khan.

"Donald Trump never voted for the Iraq War; Hillary Clinton did," Pierson argued. "It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost [Khan's] life."

Khan — whose parents' speech at the Democratic National Convention poked the Trump bear and sparked an ongoing feud — was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004, during George W. Bush's (not Obama's) presidency.

Pierson's confusion birthed the Twitter hashtag #KatrinaPiersonHistory on Tuesday night.

Given the opportunity, Pierson has a habit of spewing misinformation.

December 2015:

Debating with CNN's S.E. Cupp the constitutionality of Trump's sweeping Muslim ban, Pierson argued, "So what? They're Muslim!"

Later that month, again on CNN, she now-infamously wore a necklace made out of shotgun shell casings. When one Twitter user criticized her inflammatory fashion choice, Pierson responded:

Asked about the dangers inherent in giving the nuclear codes to a reactionary narcissist like Trump, Pierson said, "What good does it do to have a good nuclear triad if you’re afraid to use it?"

January 2016:

In January, Pierson defended a tweet she'd written four years earlier seemingly criticizing "half-breeds" Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Asked on CNN if she would "like to retract" the above, Pierson said she wouldn't.

"Not at all,” she added. "I’m an activist, and I’m a half-breed. I’m always getting called a half-breed."


Pierson appeared on "The Lead" with host Jake Tapper and conservative foe S.E. Cupp to defend Trump's claim that then-GOP candidate Marco Rubio was a "naturalized" U.S. citizen.

"The question here is is he a naturalized citizen," Pierson argued. "We know that his parents were not citizens at the time [of his birth], and that makes a huge difference with regards to eligibility."

"It actually doesn't," Tapper corrected as Cupp laughed off-screen.


Again on "The Lead," Pierson did her best to defend Trump's allegedly inciting violence at his rallies with lines like "I'd like to punch him in the face" and "You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks."

Trump's rhetoric, she said, is on par with Obama's paraphrasing "The Untouchables."

"If [Republicans] bring a knife to the fight," he said in 2008, "we bring a gun."

Tapper argued that "the line from ‘The Untouchables’ about bringing a knife to a gun fight, people recognized that that was an allusion."

"I didn’t!" she shot back. "I didn’t think so! I didn’t recognize that! Absolutely not!"

Tapper then recommended she "check out" the film from 1987.


"Enough is enough," Pierson said — with regards to Britain's vote to leave the European Union — in an interview with CNN's Michael Smerconish. "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."

The hypocrisy speaks for itself here, no?


Defending her boss's many bankruptcies, Pierson chose the best metaphor to inadvertently make Trump seem like a satanic caricature.

"A lot of times, you have to use restructures to preserve jobs," she argued. "Mr. Trump believes in putting your oxygen mask on first before helping others."

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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