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‘It was a complete misspeak’: Katrina Pierson shouts at CNN host for quoting Trump verbatim on abortion

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Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson speaks to CNN's Jake Tapper on Feb. 22, 2016. (DailyMotion)

Katrina Pierson, the national spokesperson for Donald J. Trump’s campaign, lashed out at CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Thursday for repeating three different positions the billionaire took on abortion within the span of three hours.

A day after Trump suggested that women deserved “punishment” for having illegal abortions, Pierson insisted to Camerota that Trump “never called for a ban on abortion.”

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“He said, ‘I would ban it,'” Camerota pointed out. “You are mincing words here.”

“This is a misspeak!” Pierson exclaimed. “There was a misspeak here, and you have a presidential candidate that clarified the record. Not once, but twice.”

“But his clarifications were also confusing,” the CNN host noted.

“No, they weren’t confusing!” Pierson shouted before Camerota could finish her question. “But the clarification was that it would be a state issue. I’m not so sure what so hard to understand about that.”

Camerota suggested that the off the cuff remarks were a “window” in to Trump’s thinking process.

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“It was a misspeak!” Pierson repeated. “How many times do I have to say that?”

“This was a complete misspeak during a conversation over a hypothetical concept,” she continued. “And there was a clarification issue.”

Pierson admitted that it was “fair” to ask candidates about abortion, adding, “But it should also be fair that when a candidate gives the response and clarifies that we shouldn’t make this a 24-hour headline when we have things like terrorism going on in the world.”

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