As has been reported in recent weeks, Katrina Pierson seems to enjoy fudging up facts, figures, and history during her media appearances representing the Trump campaign. She’s left hosts scratching their heads with some of her spin, has stretched time to blame President Obama for things he had no hand in, and has even forced the Trump campaign to speak out about her gaffes. Following Pierson’s comments blaming Obama for Captain Khan’s death in 2004, many on the internet took to the hashtag #KatrinaPiersonHistory to joke about where else she could place the president in history.
Now, following her most recent error that placed the blame for the war in Afghanistan at the feet of the president, folks have started to stream into the hashtag again. The results are a batch of history, fiction, and silliness that could only come from Election 2016.
First we have the folks who actually cracked a history book or visited Wikipedia to reference some real history with a touch of Obama flavor:
I swear, you can probably look back at photos of Pearl Harbor or the JFK assassination and find the trail left by Obama’s time zeppelin. It’s there and we need to stop lying to ourselves. Other folks decided to ignore history altogether and focus more on the pop culture aspect of it all. This includes a few Cubs fans who seem to forget that the president is a White Sox fan.
When will Obama apologize for Nickelback? I’ve been waiting for at least 10 years for that one. Also need to pour one out for Ricky because that one still gets me all teary-eyed. If only he was a little faster and Obama didn’t force him to go to the store. There’s also this one which some people might actually believe, which is scary:
The beauty of this hashtag is that there’s truly no end to it. There’s a lot of history to dig through and make throwaway comments about, plus Katrina Pierson doesn’t seem to be going anywhere until at least November. The chances of her saying more bogus information on national television is high.