Sarah Palin, Donald Trump (Credit: Fox News)

Sarah Palin encourages Donald Trump to ignore haters like Mitt Romney: "Don't take the bait"

“Don't take the bait, Mr. Trump. It's not about you. It's about us. And we've got your back"

Sophia Tesfaye
March 3, 2016 11:52PM (UTC)

Sarah Palin failed to deliver her home state to her preferred presidential candidate, allowing Alaska to become Ted Cruz's third Super Tuesday win. But the failed television host, mayor and vice presidential candidate hasn't lost a pep in her Donald Trump cheerleading step this week, rushing to offer unsolicited advice to Trump after another failed Republican executive office seeker, Mitt Romney, lashed out at the Republican frontrunner: Ignore him, Palin instructed.

“Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” Romney said during an impotent speech on Thursday, meant as a last-ditch effort to save the Republican Party from its own base. “His imagination must not be married to real power," the failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee warned in his widely aired, but quickly tuned out speech from Utah.


Trump himself is set to respond in his own widely televised address this afternoon, although he has already taken to his customary Twitter rant:

To which Romney responded:

Still, Palin felt compelled to also lash out against Romney on behalf of Trump today. In a Facebook post complete with a video questioning Romney's conservative credentials, Palin warned: "Don't take the bait, Mr. Trump."

“The ‘machine's’ deception and nonsensical attack on Trump isn't really an attack on the candidate, it's an attack on conscientious, hardworking, patriotic Americans who know we need a revolution to stop the complicit politicians who are fundamentally transforming America. We found the revolutionary,” Palin wrote. “Donald Trump is the shock the Permanent Political Class needs to wake them up... to destroy their selfish cabal... to respect the will of the people... to make America safe and solvent... to make America great again.”

“Don't take the bait, Mr. Trump. It's not about you. It's about us. And we've got your back,” Palin finished:


Donald Trump, Don't Take the BaitThe "machine's" deception and nonsensical attack on Trump isn't really an attack on...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Thursday, March 3, 2016

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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