MSNBC’s Kristen Welker asked Trump’s national spokesperson Katrina Pierson if it was appropriate for a man who wants to be leader of the free world to frequently say outrageous, unpredictable things, only to backtrack and hide behind an excuse of “sarcasm.” Pierson said “of course” it was.
Pierson remained unfazed by a montage of her boss making several violent, incendiary comments, many of which he later claimed had been a joke.
When journalists reported on Trump exhorting Russia to release hacked State Department emails or his encouraging the “2nd Amendment people” to pushback against a potential President Clinton, that was simply “people with an agenda trying to push that agenda,” she said.
“You can’t sit there and say you think Donald Trump was actually talking about shooting someone on Fifth Avenue or actually telling Russia to go hack someone,” she snapped. Pierson herself said in July regarding that email comment, “It wasn’t really a joke, per se. It was more tongue-in-cheek.”
“As someone who wants to be leader of the free world, should he be making sarcastic comments about issues that are this serious?” Welker asked. “Terrorism, Russia hacking another candidate for president. Is that responsible?”
After deflecting for a while on a topic unrelated to Welker’s question, Pierson said, “Of course he should be joking and having fun!”
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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