Katrina Pierson is defending Donald Trump‘s latest controversial tweets by saying his behavior is inherently presidential by virtue of his position.
The former Trump campaign spokeswoman spoke with Fox’s Sandra Smith on Monday night, and faced questions about the blowback Trump got for tweeting out that video of himself wrestling a stand-in for CNN. Pierson said the video was “hilarious” and Barack Obama didn’t face nearly as much outrage from the press for similar statements he made in his past.
When Pierson was asked about those who think Trump’s tweets hurt his own agenda, she retorted that Trump did not refrain from tweeting during the election, and he’s not going to stop now.
“Donald Trump is Donald Trump. He’s not going to change,” Pierson said. “By the very nature of being President of the United States, it makes his actions presidential whether you like it or not.”
Chris Stirewalt disagreed with Pierson, stating Trump’s tweets not only divert from his policy message, but it also won’t help him grow his base of support. Michael Starr Hopkins followed up by stating that Trump’s conduct was not presidential, and he also suggested that the president’s tweets contribute to the incendiary dialogue among political observers.
Trump defended his social media habits over the weekend, saying his tweets are “modern day presidential.”
Watch above, via Fox.
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