Katrina Pierson, the national spokesperson for the Donald Trump campaign, got into a heated exchange Friday with CNN contributor Angela Rye that resulted in the latter threatening legal action.
The discussion centered on the economy under President Barack Obama and the impact it’s having on the middle class and African-American families, with Rye arguing that Americans are doing well of late.
Peirson countered that there are “severely depressed” black communities, prompting Rye to start detailing what she believed Trump need to be doings when Pierson chimed in to set the record straight.
“I know you don’t want to hear this because the truth burns,” Rye spewed back at the Trump spokesperson.
Pierson got a jab of her own in when CNN host Carol Costello pointed out that Rye was the former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus.
“And ran it into the ground,” Pierson asserted.
As things continued to go downhill, Pierson directing some of her ire at CNN: “I’m tired of coming on CNN and having Mr. Trump’s policies lied about constantly.”
By now, Rye made little effort to hold back her venom, pouncing when Pierson claimed Trump’s support in the black community is on the rise.
“Good luck with that lie as well,” Rye fired back, before launching a spirited defense of her role at the CBC.
“That’s slander. I could sue you, Katrina,” she said as Costello stepped in to draw the segment to a close.
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