What, are you actually surprised that Donald Trump's national spokeswoman called Obama a "half-breed"? Of course she did. Why wouldn't she? Probably just another day at the office for her.
Katrina Pierson has a pretty incredible job — she talks on Trump's behalf when he's talking somewhere else, which means she has to meet or exceed his horrible style. And she certainly manages to succeed at that, with tweets like "This corrupt country has a head Negro in charge."
At this point, it seems like the Trump campaign is basically a magnet that only attracts horrible people. And just as with Trump, people have been predicting her downfall for months, only to see her inexplicably stick around. So who exactly is she?
Like Cher, Pierson calls herself a "half-breed," a wonderful term that has absolutely no hurtful baggage and is never, ever used by racists. Her mother was white and her father was black, and when reporters reacted with astonishment at her word choice, she just doubled-down and said that she uses that sort of language all the time, so that makes it okay.
"I’m an activist and I am a half-breed," she told anyone who would listen, which is unfortunately a lot of people. "I’m always getting called a half-breed. And on Twitter when you’re fighting with liberals and even establishment, you go back at them in the same silliness they are giving you.”
I can't imagine what liberal silliness she thinks she's responding to. Is her thinking that Trump's been called a racist, so let's have the campaign embrace it? Good idea.
(Side note: speaking of racists, have you heard about that consignment store in Redmond? A Klan robe somehow wound up there. Good grief. I know that humans do dumb things all the time but I just can't imagine how you could carry out a stunt like this and not, at some point, say, "Oh, Jesus, what am I doing?")
Prior to working for Trump, Pierson says she was an Obama supporter, but she didn't like that he didn't wear flags on his lapel so she went to a Tea Party meeting. (Sure, okay, that's plausible and totally how rational people behave.) She gravitated toward Sarah Palin for being so "normal," and went to volunteer for Ted Cruz in 2012. During that time she happily accepted $11,440 in unemployment.
She's also an "Agenda 21" conspiracy theorist — that's the belief that the United Nations has been taking over the country since 1992. Oh, and she plans to launch a fashion line at some point, and definitely has good taste because she was once arrested for shoplifting from J.C. Penney.
The point is, crazy-person awfulness runs in her blood, and this "half breed" thing is just business as usual for her. I'm certain she'll find a way to top it in the future. Congratulations the wonderful things your party is achieving, Republicans.