Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor to President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and his campaign’s former spokesperson in 2016, took to Twitter on Friday night and weighed in on the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the emergence of a racist photo of him in his school’s yearbook.
Pierson offered a perspective that was mostly missed by mainstream media, taking the controversy out of the abstract and putting it in the real world.
According to Pierson, the photo did not magically appear in the yearbook. It was chosen.
Pierson theorized Northam probably had a say or made the decision to add the photo into the yearbook.
“Not only did Northam dress like that – he selected it for his personal yearbook page,” she tweeted.
“It’s not like a drunken party or bad judgment for a silly costume party. That took thought!” Pierson continued.
And, “Of all the photographs – that’s how he wanted his classmates to remember him so – let that sink in!”
Here’s how some people responded to Pierson:
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