September 13, 2016

CNN's Jake Tapper called out Katrina Pierson's wild assertion that Trump supporters are called "Islamophobic" for not wanting ISIS to move next door to them.

The segment started off when Jake Tapper played clips of White supremacists congratulating Gov. Mike Pence for sticking up for David Duke and Tapper asked, "Doesn't it make you unable -- uncomfortable to hear praise from people like that?"

Pierson responded that it doesn't because "you can't control what other people do." She then shifted the question as all Trump surrogates do back to Hillary Clinton.

She said, "What is awful is when the father of a terrorist supports the nominee for the president of the United States. People who want to control immigration are labeled racists and bigots.

She continued, "People who want to stop ISIS from coming into their communities are called Islamophobic. These are hard working American citizens..."

Pierson tried to paint all Clinton supporters of sending their children to private schools and advocating the murder of police officers.

Tapper shot back, "No one has called people who don't want ISIS to move into their neighborhood Islamophobic. That has never happened in the history of the world!"

Pierson replied, "That is absolutely what they are talking about. If you speak out against bringing in Syrian refugees, you are a bigot"

"No. People call people who hate Muslims, Islamophobic. But people don't say that about people who don't want ISIS to move in."

Trump's spokesperson just called all Syrian refugees members of ISIS.

That's new.

When Republican Senator Mike Lee told Gov. Pence to refute David Duke's racism as "deplorable" and Pierson replied that he never liked Trump anyway.

Today we've seen a real lowering of the bar for Trump's two lead surrogates - if that is possible. They've been belligerent, non-responsive and paranoid during today's cable TV shows.

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