Katrina Pierson, one of the Trump campaign's senior advisors, is being criticized online after sharing a meme on Instagram which called Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar a "terrorist.
The meme appeared on Pierson's Instagram story, but was quickly captured and shared on Twitter.
Senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson posted a meme on Instagram calling Rep @IlhanMN a “terrorist” Omar… https://t.co/3VUGjAbaDs— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1593548735.0
Omar responded to this blatant Islamaphobia with words of her own.
Trump and his campaign don't only have a problem with me and people who look like me — they are threatened by our g… https://t.co/LGmTL3SKv3— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1593555602.0
Twitter was outraged, but not particularly shocked by Pierson's bigotry.
@RawStory In for a dime, in for a dollar. They are all going all in on racism.— Texadamus (Texas Nastradamus (@Texadamus (Texas Nastradamus)1593556814.0
@wsteaks @maggieNYT @IlhanMN Three important elements to trump campaign: racism, racism and racism— downsized (@downsized)1593559994.0
Trump Administration is RACIST. TRUMP HATES PEOPLE OF COLORS/ #BLM. Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor to Presiden… https://t.co/lOBtTPL2j9— Managing Editor/Writer (@Managing Editor/Writer)1593555057.0
This is far from the first time Pierson's extremist behavior has gotten attention.
@wsteaks @IlhanMN Isn’t Katrina Pierson also the one who, very early on in Trump’s desecration of our country, made… https://t.co/1ydQz8PkMV— Turing Pest (@Turing Pest)1593573347.0
@wsteaks @IlhanMN My expectations are already low for someone who chooses to wear bullets around their neck. https://t.co/HloePWw6Lj— Breyer Reteyer (@Breyer Reteyer)1593563347.0
Any respectable President would not tolerate behavior like this towards a member of Congress.
@RawStory President Trump has an obligation to condemn the scurrilous attack on Congress member Ilhan Omar by Trump… https://t.co/NNsYE8Nw7r— Laurence (Larry) Boorstein (@Laurence (Larry) Boorstein)1593557773.0
@KatrinaPierson You owe Ilhan Omar an apology— Patrick Latchaw (@Patrick Latchaw)1593559579.0
On Twitter, many felt the healthiest thing to do was to simply ignore anything having to do with Pierson.
@wsteaks @maggieNYT @IlhanMN “Senior Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson-“ *scrolls*— David Frank (@David Frank)1593559193.0
@wsteaks @maggieNYT @IlhanMN @KatrinaPierson The correct terminology is “terrorists” when speaking in the plural.… https://t.co/CzoTkCiA99— Freddie0617 (@Freddie0617)1593564876.0
In any other administration, such behavior would be intolerable.
@wsteaks @IlhanMN She should resign! Anyone else would be fired from their job.— ⚓️ Navy Vet Mike - #Truth Matters!! (@⚓️ Navy Vet Mike - #Truth Matters!!)1593556014.0
@wsteaks @maggieNYT @IlhanMN These people are truly awful.— GinaG (@GinaG)1593561880.0
It's time America rejects bigoted rhetoric in all its forms.