Perfect Obama's dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney's dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) January 20, 2012
Well, as the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. In an interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, Brian Stelter asked whether she’d like to retract the statement she made in the tweet. The answer to that question, according to Pierson, is a big, fat no.
STELTER: Would you like to retract that?
PIERSON: No, not at all. Look, these tweets––I’m an activist, and I am a half-breed, I’m always getting called a half-breed, and on Twitter, when you’re fighting with Twitter and even establishment, you go back at them in the same silliness they’re giving you. So I myself am a half-breed.
STELTER: You’re telling me that was just silliness?
It’s not exactly clear just what type of person qualifies as a “half-breed,” in Pierson’s book. For instance, Donald Trump, the man for whom she stumps, is the grandson of two German-born immigrants. Does that make him a quarter breed?