Katrina Pierson, the official national
campaign spokesperson for Donald Trump, has dismissed questions about
her 2012 anti-gay rhetoric.
In his speech at the GOP convention
last month, Trump said that he would protect the LGBT community.
Earlier, he said that he was a better “friend” to gays than
Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival.
In 2012, Pierson, who actively
supported Ted Cruz in his Senate race and appeared on stage with him
on election night, messaged during a Twitter conversation that “Gay
is not normal, accept that.”
“Even getting 'married' in a church
doesn't make it a marriage,” she tweeted.
News asked Pierson how “her comments squared with Trump's
overtures to LGBT voters?”
“It’s a long reach to go back to
2012 to try to create a new hit piece and call it relevant,”
Pierson answered. “You’ll also find that as a grassroots
volunteer for multiple campaigns, it’s quite common that Twitter is
a platform to promote/defend the policies and values of the
candidates at the time. Many times, it’s about engaging trolls
which can lead to humorous and sarcastic banter.”
“I’m sure you’ll also find that
the positions/values of the candidates are not necessarily a sole
reflection of the individual promoting or supporting said candidate.”
“Therefore, there is nothing to
square,” she added.