Donald Trump is still getting backlash on Wednesday, December 9, for Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. — whether Muslims are visiting or immigrating to America. Now Trump’s spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, is also in hot water for disparaging remarks that Katrina made about Muslims. As reported by the Independent, Katrina had dismissive words to say when Pierson tried to defend “The Donald’s” Muslim ban in an interview broadcast on CNN.
Pierson was in an interview with SE Cupp, the 36-year-old whose real name is Sarah Elizabeth Cupp. Katrina got into a heated conversation when the conservative political commentator and writer that is Cupp questioned Pierson about Trump’s comments on Muslims. Katrina said that a ban on Muslims wasn’t a new thing, and that never in United States history have American leaders ever allowed insurgents to come across these borders, according to Pierson — a controversial figure in her own right.
Cupp clarified that she wasn’t speaking about a ban on insurgents, but a ban on everyday, law-abiding Muslims. Pierson then made the type of inflammatory statements that Trump has made all throughout his campaign.
“Yes, from Arab nations. You know what? So what? They’re Muslim.”
As if Cupp couldn’t believe her ears, she hit back at Katrina, telling Pierson that Katrina’s words don’t represent the type of America that Cupp and Pierson live within.
” ‘So what?’ That’s not the nation we live in, Katrina.”
The exchange between Cupp and Trump’s spokesperson is a soundbite that has gotten plenty of backlash and condemnation from those who believe Trump’s ban on Muslims is contrary to the Bill of Rights.
Cupp flat out called Trump’s ban on Muslims “pretty dumb,” and anti-American. Cupp revealed what others criticize about Trump’s plan: that by “The Donald” banning Muslims from the U.S., Trump is playing right into the hands of ISIS, which would anger others.
While Pierson is making news for her inflammatory comments about Muslims on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Trump continued to make news for his antics. One of those antics included “The Donald” making fun of his fellow Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, where Trump pretended to be asleep at the wheel as Bush. Trump has been known for calling several of his opponents “low energy” people, such as Bush and Ben Carson.
The antics of “The Donald” took place at an unlikely locale for such behavior. It was the Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown. With a South Carolina Republican primary scheduled for February 20, 2016, Trump appeared in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, on December 7, 2015, the day used to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor. Occurring 74 years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a sneak attack by the Japanese Navy against the U.S. Pearl Harbor Navy Base on December 7, 1941.
On Twitter, Trump is trending once more on Wednesday, with Twitter reporting 1.56 million tweets coming in to the social media sharing website about “The Donald” in the wake of his shocking plan to ban Muslims from America.
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
Trump hit back on Twitter because Time did not choose “The Donald” as their “Person of the Year,” even though Trump said he’s the most popular favorite. Instead, Angela Merkel was chosen by Time, the first woman to be chosen by the publication in decades, and as such, Merkel’s name is trending as well, with more than 48,000 tweets about Merkel coming in to Twitter in a short period of time.
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