Former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus and CNN contributor Angela Rye got INTO it with Trump spox Katrina Pierson this morning, as the latter full on accused Rye of driving the CBC “into the ground.”
What followed was a volley of back and forth accusations about truth distortion and outright lying.
Pierson, arguably the most visible representative for the Trump campaign, said “I’m tired of coming on CNN and having Mr. Trump’s policies lied about constantly,” before turning her attention directly at Rye.
The primary topic on the table up for discussion dealt with the economy under President Barack Obama, specifically as it relates to African American communities in this country. “I think it’s really important when we have a conversation about this that it’s rooted in facts,” Rye shot back after Pierson made a point. Pierson took it to a whole other level of insanity when host Carol Costello noted that Rye was formerly with the Congressional Black Caucus, to which the Trump spokesperson casually asserted:
“…and ran it into the ground.”
“I ran the CBC into the ground?!” asked Rye incredulously.
“Absolutely,” replied the unflappable Pierson.
As the two of them continued to spar, the CNN production staff cut from a 4-way split screen to just focusing on the duel that was fast taking shape, showing only Pierson and Rye duking it out.
“The truth burns,” Rye asserted at one point to Pierson. “Good luck with that lie as well,” she said in reference to one of Pierson’s attacks. “That’s slander! I could sue you, Katrina!” she continued as the segment came to a close, in direct reference to Pierson’s assertions of Rye’s history with the CBC.
Watch the fireworks above via CNN.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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