Donald Trump’s spokesperson Katrina Pierson has been kind of busy this week representing her client and keeping up the exemplary standard of crazy that we’ve come to expect from the Trump campaign.
Recently Pierson was on CNN discussing Republicans who have not yet thrown their support behind her lord and master. That’s when she started going into all of the “bad” things about then-GOP nominee Mitt Romney that the Republican establishment asked conservatives to swallow. Pierson said:
“He was pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-adoption, gave us Obamacare, and we were told to hold our noses and vote for the sake of the party.”
Pro-adoption? Is she saying that Trump voters are against adoption? It turns out, a lot of people on Twitter had trouble understanding this position as well.
One of Katrina Pierson's criticisms of Mitt Romney is that he is "pro adoption" pic.twitter.com/z8b9uafaBA
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) May 6, 2016
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 6, 2016
Pierson's a moron, but I'm guessing she probably meant 'gay adoption' as in adoption by people/couples. https://t.co/kQ8rSaDnvU
— T (@FirstTeamTommy) May 6, 2016
How *dare* he support giving disadvantaged children a stable home! https://t.co/zEztuAxwWk
— Colin Wilhelm (@colinwilhelm) May 6, 2016
But yeah, they're ready for prime time https://t.co/9HvB2WJ3HQ
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) May 6, 2016
and anti-shoplifting https://t.co/Jy3fZJaCjO
— Nino (@baldingschemer) May 6, 2016
Seriously though: What is wrong (or "not conservative") about being pro-adoption? https://t.co/C2E6NSArBZ
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) May 6, 2016
Someone please tell me she misspoke. https://t.co/pKy7nElDlH
— David French (@DavidAFrench) May 6, 2016
As T. Becket Adams speculated, Pierson’s remark may have been intended to mean “gay adoption,” seeing as most conservatives who are pro-life are also strongly “pro-adoption.”
But as for gay adoption, well hell. That’s a different ballgame.
Conservatives love to rail against same-sex couples trying to adopt children that they themselves have no intention of taking. Because in their mind, there’s an excellent, Christian, nuclear family waiting for every child, just like in the old cartoons with a stork delivering babies to smiling heterosexual couples.
- The typical cost of adoption through an agency is between $20,000 and $40,000 which includes the home study, counseling for birth parents/mother and prospective adoptive parents, medical expenses, and foster care (if needed).
- Adopting privately is a bit cheaper. It’s between $7,000 and $10,000 in legal fees for yourself and the birth parents/mother. There’s also another $7,500 for medical expenses. But on the high end, these types of adoptions can cost more than $35,000.
- Adopting internationally can cost between $25,000 to 50,000. The cost largely depends on travel and other requirements of the child’s host country.
- Foster care is the cheapest method of adoption, often involving older children. The cost ranges from $0 to $3,000 in initial expenses. And certain fees can be recouped through a federal reimbursement plan or the adoption tax credit.
Now here’s a chart from 2015, detailing debt for the average American household.
According to the chart, the average American faces $97,361 in debt. Now ask yourself if you think every aborted American child has a financially viable adoptive family waiting for them?
Katrina Pierson is crazier than a bag full of cats tripping on LSD.
And the Republican party has to reconcile with the fact that the first presidential nominee ever to motorboat a Republican mayor in drag is going to lead their party in 2016.