Trump Spox Katrina Pierson: We Weren’t in Afghanistan Until Obama Decided to Go In
Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has once again blamed President Obama for something that happened years before he took office.
Remember how Pierson blamed Obama for Captain Humayun Khan‘s death in 2004? Well, on CNN this morning, as she was arguing with anchor Victor Blackwell about Trump’s “founder of ISIS” remark, Pierson actually said, “Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem.”
Blackwell asked, “You’re saying Barack Obama took the country into Afghanistan post-2009?” Pierson said, “That was Obama’s war, yes.”
After the commercial break, Blackwell confronted her about this glaring factual inaccuracy. Pierson protested that “we’re talking about ISIS specifically.”
Blackwell pointed out that ISIS did not suddenly spring up when Obama became president.
We should point out here that after Pierson got in trouble for muddling the facts on Captain Khan’s death recently, a high-level Trump adviser said on CNN, “I think we’re fixing it, I guarantee you that won’t happen again with her, that’s for sure.”
UPDATE –– 3:47 pm EDT: She has settled on “audio disruptions” as an excuse.
Watch above, via CNN.
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