Donald Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson was sarcastically complimented by CNN’s Don Lemon Tuesday on her “good spin,” “but not necessarily the truth” about the current feud going on between Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas).
Lemon asked Pierson if Cruz deserved an apology from Trump because an anti-Trump Super PAC posted an indecent photo of his wife, Melania Trump, sparking a rebuttal by the Trump campaign that accused Cruz of being behind it.
Trump said that the Cruz campaign bought the rights and suggested Cruz was indeed behind the ad. This fueled an interview by a Wisconsin radio host, Charles Sykes, saying that Trump’s reaction was similar to what should be expected from a playground bully.
Pierson started her response by telling Lemon it was insane to expect that Trump wouldn’t defend his wife in this situation.
“The fact that he continues to support his wife and defend her, in light of these attacks, when the media is making someone else the victim,” she said. “No, he shouldn’t apologize until Ted Cruz does because even a Fox News anchor, when Melania was being attacked on his show, said, ‘this is a very slippery slope to start going after spouses.’ And that’s when Donald Trump issued the warning.”
“I think that’s a very good spin that you put on it,” Lemon said.
Lemon then finished with, “but, not necessarily the truth.”