Turns out that Trump's spokeswoman Katrina Pierson is even more of a circus act than we originally thought. Not only has she accepted unemployment while working as a consultant for Ted Cruz, but she has also been previously arrested for shoplifting.
According to Addicting Info:
Katrina Pierson, the national spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, collected at least $11,000 in unemployment benefits while she was still working.
Pierson received these benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission between January 2012 and November 2013. At the same time she received this government money, Pierson was working as a consultant for Ted Cruz’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Receiving unemployment benefits while she was still working would seem to go against the grain of the message being pushed by Trump and the Republican Party, who have often been quick to blame minorities and immigrants for being on the government dole, supposedly taking up resources that should be going to white Americans (in reality, whites are the most likely to receive welfare benefits).
The spokeswoman, who recently made news in a CNN appearance where she wore a necklace made out of bullets and promised to wear one stylized like fetuses after gun violence prevention advocates called her out, also had an arrest for shoplifting. She stole clothing from a JC Penney store in Plano, Texas. She had her child with her.
This couldn't get any better.
In response to criticism over a necklace she wore during a recent interview, Donald Trump's national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, offered to wear a necklace made of fetuses “bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never [get] to be on Twitter.”
Pierson recently appeared on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jim Sciutto to discuss some of Trump’s latest comments on Bill Clinton’s shady history with women. After the interview, however, Sciutto decided to ask a follow-up question.
“We noticed your bullet necklace on our air. Is there a message behind it?” he tweeted, adding the hashtag “#TheLead.”
"Made in #Texas!” Pierson tweeted in response. “Real ammo. #2A Support your local small business owners! #Trump2016"
Not everyone saw it that way. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, saw the necklace as something else entirely and decided to take it up with Pierson on Twitter.
"Surely @KatrinaPierson wore bullet necklace on #CNN to bring attention to 90 Americans fatally shot daily #gunsense," Watts tweeted.
Pierson quickly tweeted another response.
“Maybe I'll wear a fetus next time& bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never [get] to be on Twitter.”
Maybe I'll wear a fetus next time& bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never ger to be on Twitter https://t.co/UTomoyYXLK— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) December 30, 2015
Well that escalated quickly.
As more and more responses flooded Pierson’s Twitter account, one reporter for the Daily Beast tweeted, “That seems slightly impractical.”
“Of course it will be interpreted literally. Never [mind] the point being made. Smh,” Pierson tweeted back, bemoaning being taken seriously.
This certainly is a winning way to end the year.
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