On Tuesday, Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson made a seemingly ordinarily appearance on CNN's The Lead. But on closer inspection, viewers realized that she was wearing a necklace made of bullets. Jim Sciutto didn't ask Pierson about her jewelry choice during the broadcast, but tweeted at her later, asking, "We noticed your bullet necklace on our air. Is there a message behind it?" I have to commend Trump on finding staff members who are so loyal to his brand. Pierson's gun necklace definitely sounds like something Trump would encourage.
Pierson confirmed that it was made from real ammo in Texas (where else?), and went on to tweet: "Maybe I'll wear a fetus next time& bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never ger [sic] to be on Twitter." Considering how she was on air to talk about Trump's history with women and his recent criticism of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, the necklace was in no way related to the discussion — and the abortion comment was even more surprising. However, Pierson made clear that she was proud of her jewelry, and brought up that she was supporting small business owners by shopping locally (she lives in Dallas, according to her Twitter bio).
Regardless, the incident was very on-brand for Trump, in spite of not actually including him.
Trump Likes Statement Pieces
When Trump debuted his "Make America Great Again" trucker hat on a visit to Laredo, Texas in July, people were shocked by its unabashed arrogance. Just like Trump's hat, Pierson's necklace is one giant accessory that negates the need for any others. If he were the jewelry-wearing type, Trump would probably wear gun-related jewelry just to make a statement. He's also a firearm supporter. On his website, he writes: "The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period."
The "Fetus" Comment Was Out Of Left Field
The Republican presidential candidate is known best for his loud, critical, and totally random comments — delivered both in person and on Twitter. Pierson's tweet about possibly wearing a fetus the next time she's on air was exactly the type of outrageous and impractical statement America is used to hearing from Trump.
Pierson Has Made Controversial Comments Before
Earlier this month, Pierson debated Trump's plan to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. with CNN commentator S.E. Cupp. When Cupp said, "You’re talking about not allowing regular Muslims ..." Pierson interjected: "Yes from Arab nations. You know what? So what? They're Muslim!"
Again, Pierson's comments sound exactly like something Trump would blurt out. It's not surprising that a Trump spokesperson would support the candidate's policies, but it is a little odd that Pierson's speech sounds remarkably similar to Trump's.
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