Katrina Pierson, a spokeswoman for Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s presidential campaign who has made headlines for her statements in defense of Mr. Trump’s policies, took to Twitter to respond to criticism of a necklace made of bullets she wore during a CNN interview Monday.
Hours after the interview was aired, Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, tweeted sarcastically that “surely @KatrinaPierson wore the bullet necklace on #CNN to bring attention to 90 Americans fatally shot daily #gunsense”
About an hour later, Ms. Pierson responded with her own tweet: “Maybe I’ll wear a fetus next time & bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never ger to be on Twitter.”
After Ms. Pierson’s response gained attention, she lashed out at those who took her tweet literally and ignored her bigger point about abortion.
“Of course it will be interpreted literally. Never min the point being made. smh,” she tweeted.
She then claimed those who criticized her choice of accessory were sexist — something her boss has been accused of frequently during his campaign.
“The liberals freaking out about my accessories is sexist. They only approve of women in pant suits and jackets. Oh, and tampon earrings,” Ms. Pierson tweeted Tuesday.
Ms. Pierson has stirred up controversy over her media appearances before. She recently got into a heated exchange with CNN conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp in defense of Mr. Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the country, saying, “So what? They’re Muslim.”
A few weeks later, Ms. Pierson asked what good the U.S. nuclear triad is if the administration is afraid to use it.