But now Pierson is working for Trump.
“He’s sort of not politically correct,” Pierson told POLITICO. “He sort of calls it like he sees it. I’m kind of that way, too.”
Trump’s hiring of Pierson comes two months after Trump told members of the South Carolina African-American Chamber of Commerce that he is the only Republican candidate who can mobilize Black voters.
He pointed to a poll that showed him getting support from 25 percent of Black voters in a matchup against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“Generally, Republicans do not do well with African-Americans,” Trump told an audience in September. “I have a lot of friends, African-Americans in New York, they say, ‘You’re going to get most of the vote.’ I was actually disappointed with the 25 percent.”
But there are many polls that show dismal results for Trump with Black voters. Most political observers do not share Trump’s optimistic view of Black support.
“Katrina is a great addition to our team as we continue to expand throughout the country,” Trump said in a statement. “Katrina understands the need for real change in Washington, D.C., and the importance of competence in the next election.”
So now, with Pierson taking over as the face of the Trump campaign, perhaps Trump believes she can help rally Black people in his bid for the White House.
I seriously doubt it.
What do you think?
It Takes A Sister: Donald Trump Hires A Black Woman But Will It Bring In The Black Vote? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com