Katrina Pierson Biography
Katrina Pierson is an American born communications consultant and Tea Party activist. In 2016, she was the national spokesperson for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, and was a regular CNN contributor during the campaign.
Katrina Pierson Education
She received an associate of science degree from Kilgore College, and in 2006, she earned a bachelors in biology from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Katrina Pierson Career
In 2008, she worked for InVentiv Health. She also worked for the Baylor Health Care System from July 2009 to August 2011, as a practice administrator.
From May 2011 to December 2012, she worked for ASG Software Solutions, as the director of corporate affairs, and then in a variety of jobs until being hired by the Trump campaign. In 2013, Pierson received $11,000 in unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission.
In 2014, she filed out for the U.S. congressional candidate for Texas Republican but was defeated by Pete Sessions with 36 percent of the votes.
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In November 2015, she was hired as the national spokesperson for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, subsequently appearing frequently on television in that capacity, often being seen as one of Trump’s staunchest defenders amidst controversial comments.
Katrina Pierson Age
She was born Katrina Lanette Shaddix on July 20, 1976 in Kansas, United States. She is 42 years old as of 2018.
Katrina Pierson Family
She is born to a white mother and a black father. Her mother gave birth to her at age 15, and initially gave her up for adoption, but later changed her mind. Pierson grew up with her mother, in poverty.
Katrina Pierson Husband and Son
She had a three-month-long marriage at a young age, during which she gave birth to a son. Pierson and her son reside in Garland, Texas.
Katrina Pierson Controversy
In 1997, at the age of 20, Pierson was arrested for shoplifting merchandise worth $168 from a J.C. Penney store in Plano, Texas.
She pleaded no contest, received deferred adjudication, and ultimately, a dismissal with the case sealed. At the time of the incident Pierson son was three-month old.
She told the authorities that she needed the clothes for job interviews. She has said that the incident helped turn her life around, showing her that mistakes often come with consequences.
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Fox’s Howard Kurtz Grills Katrina Pierson Over Trump’s Christine Ford Tweet: ‘I’m Not Going to Disagree With That’
One day after Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s sexual assault accuser agreed to testify before the Senate, President Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign senior adviser slammed Democrats for their handling of the allegations, and refused to criticize the President’s Friday tweet about it.
Katrina Pierson spoke Sunday to Fox News’ Howard Kurtz about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s claims against the SCOTUS nominee, appearing to dismiss them and assert that they wouldn’t carry much weight.
“I think after a few days and more and more we find out that there is no evidence and there is no corroboration, what we know is that the Democrats didn’t deem these allegations to be credible because they had them two months ago,” Pierson said. “It’s truly unfortunate that this woman trusted the Democrats with clearly a tragedy in her life, and not only did they betray her confidence, but they thrust her tragedy into the public sphere.”
However, Pierson also argued Ford’s account should be considered.
“I will tell you as a woman, I believe her story should be heard,” Pierson said. “As a parent, I insist that her story be told. But it should be told to the Maryland Police Department.”
Pressed by Kurtz on whether the Judiciary Committee should hear it, Pierson said, “They can listen to it if they would like listen to it.”
But Kurtz, who was looking for a response on the president’s tweet last week that Ford would have told authorities had the alleged attack been “as bad as she says.”
To that, Pierson didn’t say much, but continually returned to what she felt was the need to push forward Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Kurtz pushed hard on it, eventually getting Pierson to say that she wouldn’t disagree with Trump’s premise.
“No I’m not going to disagree with that, simply because the Democrats themselves didn’t believe the allegations and now suddenly everyone else is supposed to,” she said.
“I believe if they continue to delay the vote on Judge Kavanaugh, they are sending a message to every husband and to every son in this country that an accusation from high school alone without corroboration or evidence is enough to destroy your character and your legacy,” she added.
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