Trump Advisor Mocks David Hogg for Taking a Gap Year Before College

Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, took to Twitter and mocked Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for taking a gap year before starting college.

Pierson, recently tapped as Trump's 2020 re-election senior advisor, responded to CNN's tweet about Hogg. The Florida student decided to take a year off before starting college so that he could work on the 2018 midterm elections. According to Hogg's mother, the teenager had been accepted by the University of California, Irvine.

"Oh, where did he get accepted," tweeted Pierson, who was also Trump's national spokesperson for his 2016 bid. "I missed it."

Oh, where did he get accepted. I missed it.

— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) April 10, 2018

In the aftermath of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors have become vocal advocates for gun control. Hogg emerged as a leader for the #NeverAgain movement against gun violence. His activism has made him a target for opponents of gun control.

Most recently, Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked the teenager for not receiving an acceptance from a few California universities.

David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018

Hogg then called for a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers. Many companies, like online travel site Expedia and Johnson & Johnson, pulled their advertising amid the controversy.

"I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends," Hogg said on CNN when asked if he accepted Ingraham's apology after the turmoil.

Hogg and his classmates also organized the March for Our Lives on March 24 in Washington D.C, where organizers estimate 800,000 people packed the District's streets. More than 800 "sibling marches" were organized across the globe, and nearly 5,000 people registered to vote at protests across the nation.