She was not joking. She was painfully earnest and apparently utterly clueless about the legacy of the mass-murdering fanatic Mao. Imagine saying that you took inspiration from the writings of Pol Pot, and failing to mention the slaughter of 2 million Cambodians under his rule.
Lost in the controversy will be Dunn’s risible holding up of Mother Teresa as the second half of “the two people I turn to the most.” Dunn works for the most pro-abortion rights president in history, an absolutist on the issue, unwilling even to vote for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Mother Teresa was the most ardent and visible pro-life activist of the 20th century. It is simply laughable for Anita Dunn to hold up this great saint as her inspiration and advance the agenda of this White House at the same time.