Sarah Palin took the stage at an Iowa campaign rally Tuesday and endorsed Donald Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Palin gave her improvisational, rhyming speech as Trump stood by, occasionally nodding and pointing.
Here are some highlights from Palin’s rollicking, 20-minute endorsement.
On Trump’s success:
“He’s going rogue left and right, man. That’s why he’s doing so well.”
“A weak-kneed capitulator-in-chief … who would negotiate deals with the skills of a community organizer maybe organizing a neighborhood tea.”
On Trump’s “Trumpeters”:
“Looking around at all of you, you hard-working Iowa families. You farm families, and teachers, and teamsters, and cops and cooks. You rockin’ rollers and holy rollers. All of you, who work so hard. You full-time moms. You with the hands that rock the cradle. You all make the world go round. And now our cause is one.”
On the media:
“Mr. Trump, you’re right. Look! Back there in the press box, heads are spinning. Media heads are spinning. This is going to be so much fun.”
On the GOP establishment’s disapproval of Trump:
“And now, some of ’em even whispering they’re ready to throw in for Hillary over Trump because they can’t afford to see the status quo go, otherwise they won’t be slurping off the gravy train … How about the rest of us right-winging, bitter-clinging, proud clingers of our guns, our God and our religions and our constitution? Tell us that we’re not red enough? Yeah, coming from the establishment. Right.”
Palin as the Republican Dr. Seuss:
“We are mad and we’ve been had. … So no we’re not gonna chill. In fact it’s time to drill, baby, drill, down and hold these folks accountable.”
On political correctness as a “suicide vest”:
“(Trump’s) got the guts to wear the issues that need to be spoken about and debated on his sleeve. Where the rest of some of these establishment candidates, they just wanted to duck and hide. They didn’t want talk about these issues ’til he brought them up. In fact, they’ve been wearing this political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.”
No more pussy-footing around. Our troops deserve the best, you deserve the best. … So troops hang in there, because help’s on the way, because (Trump) — better than anyone, isn’t he known for being able to command, fire? Are you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS ass? Ready for someone who will secure our borders to secure our jobs and to secure our homes? Ready to make America great again? Are you ready to stump for Trump?
On the “main thing”:
“(Trump) is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a hallelujah? Where, in the private sector, you actually have to balance budgets in order to prioritize, to keep the main thing, the main thing. And he knows the main thing. A president is to keep us safe economically and militarily. He knows the main thing and he knows how lead the charge.”
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