Trump Spox Attacks Cruz Campaign Manager Over Ad Allegedly Linked to Pol’s Suicide

Trump Spox Attacks Cruz Campaign Over Ad Allegedly Linked to Pol's Suicide

piersonIf you watched Fox News earlier tonight and saw a Donald Trump spokeswoman invoking a man’s suicide to attack Ted Cruz‘s campaign manager, you might be more than a little confused.

Katrina Pierson was railing against Cruz’s false ads against Trump tonight to Greta Van Susteren, and said, “This is not unheard of. The campaign manager for Senator Cruz has actually caused a candidate in Missouri to commit suicide over attack ads.”

Van Susteren was a little thrown by this and moved on, but for anyone who doesn’t know what Pierson is talking about, here’s some background.

Jeff Roe is Ted Cruz’s current campaign manager. Last year he was an advisor to the Texas senator before he ran for president. And he was behind an ad that some believed had pushed a political candidate to kill himself.

Tom Schweich ran for Governor of Missouri last year and had publicly said he believed he was being targeted by an anti-Semitic whisper campaign (he wasn’t even Jewish). After he killed himself, some had pointed the finger at the ad Roe ran, which said “he could be easily confused for the deputy sheriff of Mayberry.”

At the time, Roe spoke very personally about the tragedy, and said that had he known about Schweich’s mental state at the time, he wouldn’t have run the ad.

Watch Pierson’s comments above, via Fox News.

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