American Sign Language interpreter Heather Mewshaw, debunked a Fox News and other right-wing media outlets narrative that she was “canceled” for liking Donald Trump during a live segment on ‘Fox & Friends’ Tuesday morning.
Mewshaw, who began working as an independent contractor for the White House last year, told the New York Post on Sunday that she was “canceled and humiliated publicly” after Time Magazine reported that she translated speeches for conservative social media groups.
Right wing media outlets ran with this story, but Mewshaw admitted live on ‘Fox & Friends’ that that was not what happened.
“I was not fired. The relationship has been very positive, and contrary to some reports, I did not wear the [Keep America Great] hat to the White House,” she said. “That was a photoshopped image of a clip from my volunteer work that was transposed onto a White House briefing photo.”
Mewshaw told the New York Post that she doesn’t necessarily agree with everything she translates, but does the volunteer work in response to requests from people who want to see speeches by Republican politicians and other conservative figures translated into ASL.
She had worn the hat as a prop while interpreting a video from one of Donald Trump’s rallies at a client’s request.
Mewshaw, a Trump supporter remains hopeful that she will be able to provide ASL services to the Biden administration, but admitted that “right now it’s just not probably a good idea.”