During the dumpster fire that was the Presidential race of 2016, we saw a bizarre list of people step forward to become Trump surrogates. Among one of the most prophetic was Katrina Pierson, becoming a viral sensation time and again as she challenged the upper limits of stupidity during televised appearances.
During the transition between the election and the Trump administration assuming office, a handful of members within Trump’s inner circle seemingly disappeared entirely. Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, and Katrina Pierson was seen nowhere within distance of the White House. Pierson, in particular, was one of Trump’s most ardent lieutenants, sticking with him through every ridiculous scandal which plagued the Presidential race.
It’s now come to light that Pierson was denied a position in the Trump White House after competing with and subsequently bad-mouthing Press Secretary Sean Spicer, having thought she was entitled to the job. Pierson has subsequently found herself working at a Pro-Trump 501c4.
Via Mediaite: “It was funny because, I think it might have been a week later…I called ‘em up and said, ‘You know, I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I’m gonna go over to the c4,’” she recounted. “I talked to… staff, who were very disappointed. But they understood. Everybody said, ‘Do what you feel is in your heart.’”
But another source in the Trump world told Plott something else entirely. They said that Pierson had been “pissed” about only being offered the deputy press secretary job, and was passed over entirely after complaining about it.
“I love Katrina, but she was bitching to everyone that they should have chosen her and not Sean,” they said. “It got back to [Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus]. And they ultimately decided they just didn’t want to deal with that sort of drama. So they ‘placed’ her in the c4.”
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