Lynn Student A Face For #WomenForTrump

By Kaitlyn Frame

Assistant Editor

 

Earlier in October, Audra Pendry, senior, was interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, anchors of the U.K. talk show “This Morning,” about her unwavering support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

Schofield and Willoughby said Pendry gave them an “interesting insight” into what the views of some Trump supporters in America may be.

“They contacted my manager to have me on because I’m the ‘Trump Girl,’” said Pendry. “They brought me on so I could talk about #WomenForTrump and give an insight because they don’t usually hear from women, let alone young women, about the election.”

According to Pendry, the interview she prepared for was not the interview that happened once the cameras started rolling. She was given an outline of the interview questions and spoke with the show’s producer who, Pendry said, seemed friendly. However, when the show began, the atmosphere changed.

“They FaceTimed me, all I could see was a black screen,” said Pendry. “I heard [Piers Morgan’s] voice and they said ‘Piers, what are you doing here?’ He said ‘I don’t really know if I’m supposed to say,’ which kind of cued me into how this was going to go.”

The interviewers, Pendry said, were rude and practically debated her. “It was not an interview,” said Pendry. “It was an ambush. It was a set-up.”

However, Pendry, along with other Trump supporters, believe that she held her own given the fact that she was not prepared for the questions they asked her, or the unexpected turn the interview took.

Only a day later, articles were already coming out on “Mirror,” a U.K. tabloid, about the “Brainwashed” Trump supporter featured on “This Morning.”

Even after her “ambush” of an interview, however, Pendry remains as supportive as ever.“I’m honored to have been the favorite segment of the day,” said Pendry, referring to audience reaction proceeding the interview. “I stand by everything I said. Trump 2016.”

 

Kaitlyn Frame

Kaitlyn Frame, originally from Washington County, Pa., is a senior at Lynn in the 3.0 program, majoring in multimedia journalism. She has been involved in iPulse since the second semester of her freshman year and is a member of the Lynn Leadership Institution. She has also performed in Celebration of the Arts for the past two years, as well as other Lynn Drama productions including Cafe de Cave and Postcards from Paradise. Frame was a contributing student writer for the Palm Beach Post during the entirety of her sophomore year at Lynn and was lucky enough to have multiple articles published. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, traveling, photography, participating in musical theatre and playing multiple instruments including ukulele, guitar, piano and drums.

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