Katrina Pierson is Donald Trump’s HOT Spokeswoman

Katrina Pierson

A spokeswoman for Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson recently proved on CNN and Twitter that not all publicity is good publicity – even for the Trump campaign. Bad publicity does far more damage than not getting any attention from the public at all. In this case, Katrina Pierson appeared on CNN to give her two cents on politics, while wearing a necklace fashioned out of bullets.

Katrina Pierson is, however HOT, gorgeous, sexy as many commentators noted. When asked about the significance of the necklace on Twitter, Katrina replied with “Made in #Texas! Real ammo. #2A Support your local business owners! #Trump2016.” Pierson no doubt believed her actions shed positive light on a sensitive issue, but her brash approach only stirred up further controversy and offense. People’s focus on the necklace also completely overshadowed the message of anything else she covered on air.

‘Hurricane Katrina’ – as some now call her – didn’t stop there. When the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense voiced her opinion on the fashion accessory, Katrina shot back. Shannon Watts stated, “Surely @KatrinaPierson wore bullet necklace on #CNN to bring attention to 90 Americans fatally shot daily #gunsense.” Katrina replied with, “Maybe I’ll wear a fetus next time & bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never [get] to be on Twitter.”

Pierson further accused liberals of taking offense with her fashion choices, and even called them “sexist.”

Her behavior violates several rules of public relations. For instance, Katrina made the situation about her. Instead, as a part of Trump’s campaign, she should be shedding the light on him – not herself. This tendency to claim and reclaim the limelight for her personal agenda shows an inability to put the client first, and to separate her work from her personal feelings. Katrina’s behavior also shows insensitivity to the public.

Public relations specialists should build bonds and relationships; not inspire division among people. By using a harsh approach to showcase her support for the second amendment, she offended those who want to limit gun ownership. She also embarrassed many Americans who believe in the freedom to own and carry weapons.

While many Americans agree, when it comes to an opinion on gun control, not everyone supports such blunt, brash, and careless support for the cause.

Whether Trump’s PR team came up with this stunt, or Katrina ventured into it alone, remains to be discovered. But, whatever the motive behind it, it reflects on a political team showing more than once a lack of diplomacy.

While politicians must have an opinion on political matters, there are better ways to show support for unpopular or polarizing causes.

Comments

  1. mjwalsh says

    A clueless inarticulate bozo, it’s just amazing to watch her fall over herself time after time and self implode; pretty sure Walmart will still be looking for checkers after November

  2. Robert says

    @ACe

    Katrina is a breath of fresh air, she speaks the truth and her mind she will openly tell you about her past and has nothing to hide, unlike the liberals who try to hide the past, make up lies and try to shutter people, she’s genuine. It’s too bad disgruntled people like yourself don’t get it. If she actually did something wrong she will be prosicuted, so there is no need to prosecute her for something that she as not done something that has not been proven yet in a court of law. Go Katrina! Go Trump!

  3. Sally Silva says

    I just wish she would shut the youknowwhat up! I am so sick of her defending Trump, who couldn’t run a hotel…what makes anyone think he can run our country?

  4. Julie T. says

    What? No comments on the cross she’s wearing? What’s the big stink about a bullet casing necklace…its jewelry. If you don’t like it, don’t wear it. Stop making such a big freaking deal about it. What would have happened if she wore a star of David or an Ohm necklace…what would you call her then or what would you be saying then? All this because you personally didn’t like it? Or maybe you did…it’s up to you.

  5. Rob in NY says

    I think this piece is a bit off point. The regular rules of PR do not apply in a party’s primary contest, when the point is not to soothe the sensitive and smooth things over but instead to rally the troops. Pierson’s audience is NOT moms for gun control, it’s pro-gun Republicans. As for stealing the spotlight from Trump? The rest of the GOP field has demonstrated that’s a very difficult thing to do. And I don’t think that Pierson is doing it. Sure, we’re talking about her comments and her necklace, but they work perfectly to bolster the messages and tone of Trump’s campaign. I am not, personally, a Trump supporter, but I think that his instincts were spot on when he hired Pierson. As a representative of his campaign, her performance seems pitch perfect.

  6. ACe says

    Katrina Pierson, the national spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, collected at least $11,000 in unemployment benefits while she was still working.

    Pierson received these benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission between January 2012 and November 2013. At the same time she received this government money, Pierson was working as a consultant for Ted Cruz’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

    Receiving unemployment benefits while she was still working would seem to go against the grain of the message being pushed by Trump and the Republican Party, who have often been quick to blame minorities and immigrants for being on the government dole, supposedly taking up resources that should be going to white Americans (in reality, whites are the most likely to receive welfare benefits).

    The spokeswoman, who recently made news in a CNN appearance where she wore a necklace made out of bullets and promised to wear one stylized like fetuses after gun violence prevention advocates called her out, also had an arrest for shoplifting. She stole clothing from a JC Penney store in Plano, Texas. She had her child with her.

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