Katrina Pierson dismisses adult star's sexual assault claims against Trump as 'promoting her industry'
Katrina Pierson on CNN - (Screen grab)

Given the opportunity to address GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's derogatory comments about an adult film star who accused him of groping her, campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson doubled down calling it a publicity stunt to promote pornography.

Appearing on CNN's The Lead, Jake Tapper played a audio of Trump's comments about Jessica Drake, saying, "They'll grab them on the -- you know, as they say on the arm. and one said, 'he grabbed me on the arm.' She's a porn star now, you know. This one that came out recently, 'he grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.'  I'm sure she has never been grabbed before."

"So Katrina, the line, 'Oh, I am sure she's never been grabbed before.'  I think that a lot of people say that that strikes them -- that rubs them the wrong way," Tapper said. "Because it's almost a suggestion that because she works in pornography, that you can do almost anything you want to her because what hasn't been done to her."

"He is actually just defending himself," Pierson began, before questioning her motives. "Then we find out that this woman is actually promoting her adult film, I guess, industry, if that's what you want to call it. That's what we've seen. We've seen people come out against Donald Trump to raise their profile, to sell books or whatever it is they're selling."

In a neat pivot to Obamacare, Pierson added, "This has nothing to do with the premiums that are going up."

It is unlikely Drake's "industry" needs promotion. Pornography is currently a $12 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

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