Former Trump campaign surrogate Katrina Pierson is about to step back into the limelight.
McClatchy reports that Pierson is joining a pro-Trump advocacy group called America First Policies whose goal will be to fight “biased” media coverage against the president.
“The organization will promote policy, support leaders, coalitions, and other organizations who back America First policies, and communicate directly to citizens – directly challenging the agenda of the liberal and biased media,” the group said in a press release.
Pierson became notorious throughout the 2016 presidential campaign for making wildly inaccurate claims to support Trump’s candidacy.
Among other things, she blamed former President Barack Obama for the 2004 death of Muslim American soldier Humayun Khan, despite the fact that Obama was just a state senator at the time; she flat-out denied that then-candidate Trump had really proposed a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, despite proposing exactly that; and she claimed that presidential candidates releasing their tax returns was a “novelty tradition,” despite the fact that it’s been done by every presidential nominee since the 1970s.