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Notorious Trump Flack Running For Congress In Texas

Reprinted with permission from American Independent

Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump's 2016 campaign spokesperson, reportedly plans to run for a vacant congressional seat. In addition to wearing a necklace adorned with bullets on a television appearance, Pierson is best known for her frequent false statements.

The Hill reported on Sunday that Pierson, who also advised Trump's unsuccessful 2020 campaign, plans to run in a special election to replace the late Republican Rep. Ron Wright in Texas' 6th Congressional District. Wright died last month of COVID-19.

Prior to working on Trump's campaigns, Pierson was a Texas-based Tea Party activist and an unsuccessful 2014 House candidate.

In April 2009, she called for Texas to leave the United States. "If I had my way, Texas would close the borders and secede from the nation. We can let those parasiting societies feed on themselves," she told a Dallas Tea Party rally.

As Trump's chief campaign spokesperson, Pierson frequently got caught lying to the American public.

She claimed in May 2016 that Trump's history of sexist comments and attacks on women were just some sort of performance art. "I really don't think this is going to be a problem," she told Fox News of Trump's misogynist insults. "A lot of those statements [are] what Mr. Trump made as a television character, so I don't think that some of that is going to stick."

In August 2016, Pierson baselessly accused journalists — who had been repeatedly subjected to bullying at Trump rallies — of physically attacking Trump supporters. "They are tired of seeing left-wing reporters literally beat Trump supporters into submission — into supporting policies that they don't agree with," she told Fox Business Network.

The same week, she said that President Barack Obama had started the war in Afghanistan in 2001 — when he was still a state senator in Illinois. She also blamed Obama for deaths in Iraq — before he was even elected to the U.S. Senate.

In 2018, she falsely claimed that an October 2016 strategy session held by Trump campaign officials about how to talk about a recording of Trump using racist language never happened. Hours later, secretly recorded audio reported to be of Pierson participating in such a strategy session was leaked to the public, forcing her to walk back her lie.

Pierson, who reportedly does not actually live in the Sixth Congressional District, will likely face Susan Wright, the late congressman's widow, in a GOP primary.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.

#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogates Cover Up Their Candidate’s Immigration 180

On Wednesday, Ann Coulter released an… anticipated book, In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!, her attempt to cash in on the Trump wave that has swept the conservative entertainment industrial complex this past year. In it, Coulter endorses Trump’s “America First” brand of nativism, and pledges her support to the nominee on one condition.

“There’s nothing Trump can do that won’t be forgiven,” Coulter writes. “Except change his immigration policies”

Well, bad news for Ann Coulter. In front of a packed town hall even hosted by Sean Hannity Wednesday night, Donald Trump betrayed his supporters on the number one issue of his campaign: That one Day 1 of his presidency, all 11 million people living in the U.S. without proper documentation would be forcefully ejected from the country, “Operation Wetback” style.

Trump broke the news in the form of a straw poll, to heckles from the crowd:

Today, Trump surrogates and supporters, including Ann Coulter, are in the ultimate bind: If even Trump gets boo’ed for his total flip-flop on immigration, what will happen to them?

As it happens: They are laughed at for falling for a con.

Here’s Katrina Pierson, defending Trump by saying he didn’t flop — he just used different words!

And here’s Kayleigh McEnany, saying the change “is not a major flip”:

And here’s Ann Coulter, contradicting her entire career of anti-immigrant nativism by saying it might be a good thing that Trump abandoned the hard-right of his base:

It’s just… so beautiful.

Video: Fox News, CNN, Washington Examiner.

WATCH: Larry Wilmore Kicks Off Last Week By Blasting ‘Dangerous’ Trump And ‘Spokesgoblin’ Pierson

Larry Wilmore, heading into his last week on The Nightly Show, took the opportunity to engage in a no-holds-barred tongue lashing of GOP nominee Donald Trump and his team.

According to Wilmore, Trump “stopped being funny” a long time ago.

“He’s stopped being outrageous,” Wilmore continued. “He’s stopped being politically incorrect. He’s just downright dangerous.”

Wilmore’s show was cancelled by Comedy Central on Monday, and while he thanked the network, Wilmore said he regretted that he “won’t be around to cover this truly insane election season.”

Wilmore appears to be fitting as much election coverage in as possible, calling Hillary Clinton “a very smart and capable politician, who many people don’t trust because she spends too much time lawyering her words so she doesn’t lose votes instead of telling us what she actually f*cking thinks,” but stated Trump wasn’t even comparable and that he was, instead, “a psychopathic narcissist who not only has the hands of an infant, he has the mind of one.”

Katrina Pierson, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, didn’t escape unscathed. Wilmore started by calling her a “spokesgoblin” — and went from there.

After playing footage of Pierson (incorrectly) calling President Obama the initiator of United States’ military campaign in Afghanistan, Wilmore felt the need to correct her history: “There was a horrible hurricane — which, thanks to [Pierson], is no longer the first thing that comes up when you google the words ‘Katrina’ and ‘Total f*cking sh*tshow.’”

Watch the entire clip, via Comedy Central, below:

Screenshot via Comedy Central

#EndorseThis: Fox Host Presses Katrina Pierson On Trump’s Tax Returns

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson made headlines this weekend for a real whopper, claiming that Barack Obama had invaded Iraq, not George W. Bush. But the chronological flubs that spawned the creation of the #KatrinaPiersonHistory hashtag began weeks ago, when she suggested that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were responsible for the death of Army Capt. Humayun Khan in 2004.

Yesterday, Pierson appeared to be on friendlier ground, giving an interview to Fox News. But then, host Arthel Neville pressed her on whether Trump should release his tax returns. Pierson responded that the practice of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns was a “novelty.”

Neville replied, “It’s been going on since the 1970s. It’s a tradition, not a novelty. The voters want to know.”

Pierson responded, “It’s a novelty tradition.”

The Trump campaign has repeatedly refused to release the candidate’s tax returns, citing an ongoing IRS audit. However, although the law prohibits the agency itself from releasing tax returns, Trump is not legally barred in any way from doing so. As Jeffrey Toobin writes in The New Yorker,

“The main risk of disclosure is political rather than legal. Trump’s returns may show that he pays a very low effective tax rate. They may also show that he gives very little to charity, or show foreign financial entanglements.”

Last week, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine released their own tax returns, revealing that in 2015 the Clintons made a combined $10.6 million and had an effective tax rate of more than 30 percent. During the same year Kaine and his wife made $313,441 and had an effective tax rate of 20 percent.

Photo: YouTube/Raw Story