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.”
“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.
“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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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."