Donald Trump says Sarah Palin is a "really special person" who would be great on his presidential cabinet

Trump just dropped a bombshell in a Palin-themed radio show called "The Palin Update"

Published July 28, 2015 8:34PM (EDT)

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First things first: Did you know that a Sarah Palin-themed radio show called "The Palin Update" exists? It does. And Monday's guest on the "Mama Grizzly"-hosted program was no other than GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Turns out, there's a very good reason Trump agreed to appear on the show: In his words, she's "really a special person." A special person that he's been considering for his cabinet.

Asked by host/Palin-stan Kevin Scholla whether he could see himself having governor Palin "along in some capacity" (“picking up the phone, giving [her] a call and picking her brain on some things"), Trump responded:

 “I’d love that. Because she really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person and I think people know that.”

What's more, Trump later declared that "everybody loves" Palin. She's "tough" and "smart" -- unlike the current Republican rivals who are “weak” and “ineffective” leaders, he said. "[Voters] like the Sarah Palin kind of strength, you just don’t see very much of it anymore.”

Palin has recently returned some of this praise. After Trump's controversial statement that John McCain shouldn’t be considered a “war hero,” the half-term governor said Donald Trump was a hero too, in a different way -- “giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy.”

I think Funny or Die would agree to disagree on that one.

Listen to the clip courtesy of RightWingWatch below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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