Sarah Palin applauds Donald Trump's boycott of Fox News debate: "It IS morning in America!"

Palin is even compelled to thank part of the "lamestream media" -- CNN -- for airing Trump's rally instead

By Sophia Tesfaye
Published January 29, 2016 1:52PM (EST)
Former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa.  (AP)
Former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP)

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then the fight you, then the you WIN" the inspirational meme featuring Donald Trump raising his arm to display victory fingers read. Trump's biggest endorser Sarah Palin posted the image to her Facebook page Thursday night as the Republican presidential frontrunner dared to diss cable news giant Fox News and rejected his centerstage position at the last debate before the Iowa caucus. Palin applauded the move, thanking the Donald for turning his back on Fox and "for bringing victory to our Vets."

"It IS morning in America!" Palin rejoiced. "Tonight's Trump success is a precursor of great things," Palin promised.

"America's tv remote controls feature two buttons tonight - victory and defeat," Palin wrote in support of Trump's competing campaign rally purportedly in support of veterans groups. Palin was such a booster of Trump's gamesmanship she was forced to thank CNN, one network that aired Trump's event while Fox held the GOP debate: "Thanks to CNN for bringing this uplifting, patriotic broadcast into our living rooms."

America's tv remote controls feature two buttons tonight - victory and defeat. Thank you Mr. Trump for bringing victory...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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