Trump Spokesperson Blames Obama for Khan’s Death — Four Years Before He Became President (Video)

Katrina Pierson’s disastrous CNN interview sparks #KatrinaPiersonHistory hashtag

Last Updated: August 2, 2016 @ 9:39 PM

A Donald Trump spokesperson just got caught trying to blame Barack Obama for something he couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with, and Twitter is not letting her live it down.

Katrina Pierson appeared on CNN for an interview with Wolf Blitzer about Trump’s continued war of words with the parents of slain soldier Capt. Humayun Khan, and said Obama’s changes to the “rules of engagement” in Iraq likely cost the soldier his life.

The only problem, of course, is that Khan died in 2004, when George W. Bush was president, and Obama was just a state senator in Illinois.

Twitter caught on to the goof right away, and devised the hashtag #KatrinaPiersonHistory, which is being used to place blame for other historical events on Obama.

“The South was totally winning the Civil War, but then Obama issued a ‘Stand down’ order,” joked one user.

“According to Trump spox Katrina Pierson, were it not for President Obama’s failed policies, Abraham Lincoln would still be alive,” said another.

Critics say Trump went too far when he attacked Humayun’s parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son died after saving hundreds of his fellow soldiers.

Khizr Khan — who criticized Trump for his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week — is now appealing to Republican voters, urging them to disavow their nominee.

“This candidate is void of empathy, so I will continue to reach out to Republican voters to refrain from voting for this candidate,” Khan told NBC News on Monday. “He needs to mend his way.”

Read tweets lampooning Pierson’s misstatement below.

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