A pair of leading Trump supporters compared Democratic lawmakers wearing white to honor suffragists to the Ku Klux Klan -- and got laughed off the internet.
Katrina Pierson, national spokesperson for Trump's 2016 campaign, and Pastor Darrell Scott, who served on the president's executive transition team, each suggested Democratic women in white during the State of the Union address were showing support for the notorious hate group.
The only thing that the Democrats uniform was missing tonight is the matching hood.— Katrina Pierson (@Katrina Pierson) 1549431521.0
I see the Dems have their Klan colors on tonight!!— Dr.Darrell Scott (@Dr.Darrell Scott) 1549417876.0
Similar comments and memes circulated among conservatives on social media, and Pierson and Scott each found some approval on Twitter -- but they were each inundated with mockery and derision.
@KatrinaPierson Projection is a psychological defense mechanism in which individuals attribute characteristics they… https://t.co/mTf0HaxIlh— Crisgw (@Crisgw) 1549469549.0
@KatrinaPierson Because as all astute readers of history know, the KKK membership was composed entirely of women, r… https://t.co/jpC53gFFcO— Matt Knowles (@Matt Knowles) 1549470426.0
@KatrinaPierson Hoods are available across the aisle.— LarryKellogg (@LarryKellogg) 1549469899.0
@PastorDScott You are just the type that the suffragettes fought against 100 years ago. If had been up to people l… https://t.co/qUFbFy8xE8— KPS (@KPS) 1549466398.0
@PastorDScott Obviously, you know nothing about the suffragette movement. Try reading some history.— Feathanna (@Feathanna) 1549470615.0
@PastorDScott I’m in the wedding business, I say the same thing every time a bride walks down the aisle. You need J… https://t.co/Jrfd58AUY7— amo bedjan (@amo bedjan) 1549467931.0
@KatrinaPierson You tried https://t.co/fp1KT7CIVe— jokelley (@jokelley) 1549468487.0