By Nicholas Muiruri
Katrina Pierson is the new spokeswoman for Republican presidential aspirant, Donald Trump. Pierson is best known as an activist for the Tea Party and an ardent supporter of Senator Ted Cruz. Before the appointment, Pierson was on Senator Ted Cruz’s camp. Senator Cruz is also eyeing the Republican Party’s nomination slot. According to Politico, Trump’s move is an attempt at keeping his lead and preventing Cruz from beating him to the presidential nomination.
In his statement, as reported by the Hill, Trump hailed Pierson as an asset. He added that her addition to the team would be instrumental towards increasing his team’s influence in the country. He particularly pointed out her deep understanding of the changes needed in Washington, DC. Besides, Trump stated that the need to approach the upcoming election with competence required input from someone of Katrina Pierson’s caliber.
On its part, the Politico, an online news site, highlighted Pierson’s confidence in working with Donald Trump, terming the new working relationship as “a perfect one.” Katrina also gave a comparison of her vocal nature with that of her new boss. She observed that despite Trump’s failure in scoring political points, he had a strength in stating issues as they were. Trump, in her view, does not shy away from speaking his mind on any matter that interests him. She said she shared a similar quality with Trump; the ability to be herself.
However, some people have been caught unawares by Pierson’s shift of allegiance from Cruz to Trump. Pierson played a vocal role when Cruz was running for a senatorial seat in 2012. During her interview with the Politico, Katrina stated that she preferred to carry out political activism as a party supporter rather than being an insider. She further pointed out that Trump appealed to her as befitting the presidency; the best successor to President Barack Obama. For that reason, she showed her willingness to work for Trump.
In her view, Pierson admitted that Cruz would be the ideal US presidential candidate after the incumbent’s term ends. However, she felt that Trump would make the better president as compared to Cruz. Both right wing and left wing politicians would either find the transition soft or hard. Further, Pierson mentioned the fact that whomever Donald Trump handpicks to join his team finds it difficult to reject the offer. As a matter of fact, by refusing to work for Trump, anyone doing so would be out of their mind.