Controversial public figure, Sarah Palin, endorsed equally controversial Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The turn of event was particularly surprising as Palin was known to have strong ties with another presidential hopeful, Ted Cruz.
The US Elections 2016 will be treated with so much fanfare now that Palin officially announced her endorsement of Trump. Caucauses are happening in less than two weeks and this major twist brought the situation into a whole new ballgame.
“Are you ready to make America great again?” Palin asked the cheering crowd during a rally held in Iowa on Tuesday. She then went about telling how Trump is ready to be the commander in chief, taking swipe of President Barack Obama.
“We are ready for a change. We are ready, and our troops deserve the best,” she continued. She lauded Trump for “going rogue left and right.”
In an interview with NPR after the rally, Palin said she is happy that Trump is running. She described him as the best thing to happen to the permanent political class. With Trump, “the beauty of the Tea Party genuine movement rose up and shined light on crony capitalism and then pulled the rug right out from under status quo politicians,” Palin told NPR.
Trump was equally jubilant with the endorsement from Palin. “I’d love that ‘cause she really is somebody that knows what’s happening.”
Meanwhile, Cruz’s camp was initially dismissive of Palin’s endorsement of Trump. Rick Tyler, spokesman for Cruz told CNN’s New Day that the then rumored endorsement will affect Palin gravely. “Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” the adviser said. Now voters wait what the camp has to say following Palin’s official endorsement of Trump.