Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson must have the most difficult job in politics, being Donald Trump’s official pooper scooper, cleaning up the insane bloviations that are spewed on a daily basis by the liberal New York billionaire and reality TV actor.
On Tuesday, Pierson jumped the shark so to speak, perhaps taking an exaggeration straight out of the Trump playbook. She argued on national TV that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are responsible for the death of Captain Humayun Khan, the fallen military hero who Donald Trump can’t stop attacking.
Pierson contended that the strict military “rules of engagement” under Obama and Clinton (as his secretary of state) led to Captain Khan’s death.
But there’s one huge problem.
Captain Khan died fighting for America in the Iraq War in 2004.
Obama became president in 2009 and Hillary Clinton became his secretary of state the same year. In 2004, Barack Obama was in the Illinois State Senate and Hillary Clinton was the junior senator from New York.
Social media caught Pierson’s outright lie and #KatrinaPersonHistory began to trend on Twitter. Hilarity promptly ensued:
Ted Cruz' father shot Abraham Lincoln.
(Ted Cruz didn't exactly deny it)
— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) August 3, 2016
— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Clarknt67) August 3, 2016
— Pin Head (@PiercedSkull) August 3, 2016
So I guess we now know who really shot J R. Thanks Obama. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Tammy Hall (@d77ac2905aee43d) August 3, 2016
Here’s the interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that set off the firestorm: