Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson left MSNBC anchor Kate Snow ‘speechless’ Wednesday, when she said that the candidate is not responsible for peoples’ mistaken reactions to statements of his, that she sees being taken out of context.
“If you listen to Donald Trump’s rallies,” Pierson said about comments this week about the Second Amendment, “He talks about this all the time –at every rally– If Hillary Clinton is able to appoint Supreme Court candidates [who are] against the Second Amendment, there has to be something to stop her.”
“But does he have any responsibility for what people hear?” Snow asked. “For what they interpret as a remark inciting people to violence?”
“If he had control over the liberal news networks, absolutely,” Pierson responded. “But he does not. And that is another reason why we are talking about this today. Because they have picked out a piece of what he was talking about in the greater context of a topic he talks about at every single rally. And that is: The power of the NRA, and that is the ability for Hillary Clinton, if elected, to appoint candidates for the Supreme Court who will actually strip the rights from law abiding citizens to defend themselves.”
“Hhe wasn’t talking about policy, he wasn’t talking about implementation of policy. He was talking about what would happen if Hillary Clinton were to be elected, and he was absolutely right,” Pierson said.
“I’m speechless because I’m trying to follow your logic, here Katrina,” responded Snow. “I’m having a hard time.