In the revolving door otherwise known as the Trump White House, former campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, who left shortly after Donald Trump became president is back again.
On the same day that President Donald Trump gave Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the boot on Twitter. came the news that Pierson will be re-joining the campaign, this time as a senior adviser for the 2020 campaign, The Hill reports.
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As for Tillerson, he has plenty of company since dozens of members of either the administration or the White House have left their posts since Trump became president in January 2017. The Trump White House has, in fact, set a record for the highest turnover in any administration.
Pierson, an avid Tea Party member, will lead national grassroots outreach, said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale (also a recent hire).
In a confounding move, the campaign also hired Trump’s former personal aide, John McEntee shortly after he was escorted out of the White House for as yet unknown reasons. He will go from serving as President Trump’s personal aide in the White House to senior adviser for campaign operations.
“As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 reelection campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team,” Parscale said in a statement. “We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President’s growing portfolio of achievements across the country.”
Her hiring comes at a time when Republicans are faltering in Congress, as shown in recent elections in New Jersey, Virginia and now apparently Pennsylvania. It was a tight race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone.
Should the Democrats gain a majority in the House, they will likely push for Trump’s impeachment. At the very least, Democrats will push back on the Trump agenda on immigration, taxes, trade, and scores of other issues.
During the 2016 campaign, Pierson was a regular fixture on television, supporting then-candidate Trump and backing his agenda.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had nothing but praise for Pierson, saying last year that he had offered her a position as deputy press secretary.
“She accepted and I was excited to have her on the team,” he said. “She ultimately decided to pursue another role on the Trump team.”
Pierson said, during that time, that she made a “personal decision to remain on the outside for now.”
Trump recently discussed his new campaign slogan at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, where he said this (with a straight face):
“Our new slogan when we start running in, can you believe it, two years from now, is going to be ‘Keep America Great!'” he said.
“We can’t say ‘Make America Great Again,’ because I already did that,” he said in reference to his old slogan.
Makes you wonder what this guy has been smoking.
Like Trump’s campaign slogan, the video below is old, but unlike Trump, it’s quite humorous and pokes fun at Pierson’s many campaign goofs.
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