Like all Donald Trump fans, Katrina Pierson also doesn’t know how to stop digging herself into a hole.
During an interview with CNN’s Victor Blackwell over Trump’s “Obama in the founder of ISIS” remark, Pierson, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, very clearly said, “Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem.”
A stunned Blackwell asked, “You’re saying Barack Obama took the country into Afghanistan post-2009?”
Pierson reiterated, “That was Obama’s war, yes.”
In reality, the invasion of Afghanistan took place in 2001 under President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks. At the time, Obama was a state senator in Illinois and probably only dreamed of being the commander-of-chief of the most powerful nation in the world.
Pierson seemed to realize her error soon enough, but instead of apologizing for not getting her facts straight, she provided this ridiculous excuse for her remarks:
For the record, audio disruptions and echos should be fixed immediately. Especially when you say it out loud on the air. @CNN— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) August 13, 2016
You can decide for yourself whether Pierson's words were a result of technical errors form the video below.
That wasn't audio problem lmao Katrina Pierson blatantly stopped talking and answering questions on CNN wowser lol— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) August 14, 2016
Katrina Pierson has built an entire alternate timeline of the universe just to avoid saying she was wrong.— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) August 14, 2016
The sentiment echoes that of Donald Trump’s, who during a February interview blamed a “very bad earpiece” for refusing to condemn David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan.
Trump then said he didn’t “know David Duke,” but later, when NBC host Savannah Guthrie pressed him on the issue Trump immediately turned to a similar tactic employed by Pierson.
“So let me tell you, I’m sitting in a house in Florida with a very bad earpiece that they gave me and you could hardly hear what he was saying but what I heard was ‘various groups,’” Trump said.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has evaded responsibility by playing the blame game at every opportunity — and his fans have backed him up at every turn. His words have been “misinterpreted” by the media and “taken out of context.” He was being “sarcastic” and it “was a joke.” And, of course his very favorite, “the media lies.”
Now it seems his favorite spokeswoman has adopted his habit as well.
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