According to Donald Trump‘s campaign national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama are to blame for the death of the U.S. Army Captain Humayan Khan.
On a Tuesday [August 2] where all talk was centered on Donald Trump’s failure to endorse fellow GOP members John McCain and Paul Ryan, his odd remarks on how his daughter would handle being sexually harassed, and his ousting of a crying baby at a rally, spokeswoman Katrina Pierson sat down with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to talk about Trump’s much publicized battle with the Gold Star family—the parents of Capt. Humayan Khan, a slain soldier killed at the hands of suicide bombers while serving in Iraq.
“It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost his life,” Pierson said to Blitzer.
Captain Khan died in 2004.
Capt. Khan’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan first criticized Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention, and in true fashion, Trump has managed to fan the flames long enough to keep himself the topic of discussion and leave other members of his party in a damage control frenzy.
Pierson’s interview mainly consisted of her defense of Donald Trump’s lack of an apology to the Khans and blaming the media for blowing everything out of proportion. Same thing, different day.
But, seeming to crack under the pressure of the blitz of questions coming her way (pun intended), she tried to grab hold of the closest buoy she could find, but somehow ended up sinking anyway.
Yes, Hillary Clinton did vote for the Iraq war, a vote she’s since claimed was a mistake. But, President Obama was actually Senator Obama in 2004, and found himself on the opposing side.
It was a poor attempt to shed light on Donald Trump’s wise policy discernment, even though he admitted to supporting the war in 2002.
However, it’s easy to see where Pierson could get confused. This is the woman who, after all, has switched her support for presidential candidates in some major ways within the past three elections, voting for Obama in 2008, working for Ted Cruz’s senate campaign in 2012, and quickly rising to spokeswoman for The Donald’s presidential bid.
This isn’t the first time President Obama’s been blamed for Bush-era policies (see Hurricane Katrina disaster relief). It likely won’t be the last.
In the meantime, entertain yourself with the comical banter Pierson incited within the Twittersphere.
— EGCollins (@EGCollins) August 3, 2016
When will Obama apologize for Nickleback? #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) August 3, 2016
Obama gave Voldemort James and Lily Potter's location. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Marv (@Marv_Vien) August 3, 2016
— KHARY PENEBAKER (@kharyp) August 3, 2016
Trump would've gone to Vietnam if Hillary hadn't broken his ankles & forced him to write the greatest romance novel. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Zeddonymous (@ZeddRebel) August 3, 2016