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Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson: President Obama invaded Afghanistan — ‘That was Obama’s war’

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CNN host Victor Blackwell and Katrina Pierson -- (CNN screen grab)

Appearing on CNN Saturday morning, Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson presented yet another unique take on history, telling host Victor Blackwell that President Barack Obama invaded Afghanistan.

Fresh from defending Donald Trump supposed “sarcastic” remarks that Obama is the “founder” of ISIS, Pierson attempted to explain to Blackwell that Obama also took the U.S. into Afghanistan after pulling out of Iraq.

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“If you want to go way back, we can look at the troop surge. And after 2007, al Qaeda was essentially in ashes,” she explained. “It was Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who then destroyed the entire rollout by wanting to pull out early, announcing their plans, ignoring intelligence and that’s the reason why ISIS is a global issue and not a –”

Blackwell then interrupted her, “Barack Obama in 2004, is that what you said?”

“No,” she replied. “I said afterwards. After the surge when al Qaeda was in ashes. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — remember we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan creating another problem. It was Hillary Clinton and her incidents in Libya. They armed the rebels and funded them.”

A puzzled Blackwell then stopped Pierson again.

“You’re saying Barack Obama took the country into Afghanistan post-2009. Is that what you’re saying?”

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Pierson paused before replying, “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — that was Obama’s war, yes.”

As a fact check, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001 in an effort to overthrown the Taliban.

George W. Bush was president at the time, not Barack Obama, as Blackwell pointed out after the break (see second video)

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Watch the video below via CNN:

Blackwell sets Pierson straight on history:

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