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Right-wing conservatives erupt in a round of long-deserved mockery at news of a possible Sarah Palin endorsement of Trump

"Trump and Palin together is basically God reading 'Grand New Party' and laughing at the authors"


Sophia Tesfaye
January 20, 2016 3:28AM (UTC)

Rumors are running rampant that none other than former Alaskan governor and failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is set to endorse the current frontrunner, Donald Trump. Of course, The Donald himself stoked such rumors with his Facebook post announcing his rally in Iowa Tuesday evening with "a very special guest in attendance."

And in a blog post on Tuesday, Palin's daughter, Bristol, added fuel to the garbage-fire that is a potential Trump/Palin match, writing that she hopes the rumors are true and that her mother "actually does endorse Trump":

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Is my Mom going to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States?

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We need someone who has a vision for economic prosperity, who won’t let us get kicked around in the world, and who will fight for our future.

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I hope you’re right, and that she endorses Donald Trump today for President.

The younger Palin also shot back at Ted Cruz's campaign, which reacted to news of the anticipated endorsement by slamming the move as damaging to the one-time Tea Party darling's appeal:

I didn’t go to Harvard Law School, but I know this:  You can like two people in a race, but there will only one president.

The audacity to suggest that because she chooses one over the other will somehow “damage” her just shows arrogance.

Mama Grizzly then milked the moment by tweeting out her daughter's blog post:

In the past, Palin has indicated her support for both Trump and Cruz, but only her fellow reality tv participant has promised her a potential position in his would-be presidential cabinet.

Now, ahead of the anticipated Palin endorsement of Trump, conservatives on Twitter are finally joining the rest of America and rejoicing in a round of well-deserved mocking of Palin:

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Well, not all conservatives ....

And Cruz, in an apparent move to not alienate the remaining Palin supporters left, walked back his campaign's dismissal of her impending endorsement this afternoon:


Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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