TRUMP’S TEA PARTY CONNECTION
An interesting hire: Donald Trump has named Katrina Pierson as his national campaign spokeswoman. She ran for Congress in Texas, is a former adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of the Dallas Tea Party and Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Board and founder of the Garland Tea Party. The Trump campaign calls her a “passionate advocate for freedom” and a heavyweight thinker on state and federal budgets, civil liberties, community organizing and health care. She’s got appropriate style for the marketplace.
Ms. Pierson noted in a recent tweet that her new boss was “hated” by the GOP, feared by Democrats and was “effectively stripping power from ruling elites,” among other things.
“Katrina understands the need for real change in Washington, D.C., and the importance of competence in the next election,” says Mr. Trump.
Meanwhile, Republicans trust the billionaire the most when it comes to immigration issues. Half of the GOPers say Mr. Trump is best qualified to take on the border challenges, with Sen. Marco Rubio at a very distant second with 11 percent. So says a new YouGov poll, which also found that 63 percent of Republicans agree with Mr. Trump’s public assessment of the situation: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems.”
Donald Trump has appointed Katrina Pierson as his national campaign spokeswoman; she is a Texas-based tea party official and former adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz.