Donald Trump gave former failed Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin his complete endorsement on Sunday as she runs to fill the remainder of the late-Rep. Don Young’s (R-Alaska) term in Congress.
As you may recall, Palin’s selection as the late-Senator John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) running mate in 2008 began a tidal wave of ignorant and unqualified candidates taking over the GOP, which includes not just Trump himself, but the likes of Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), and Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) just to name a few.
Palin was not only on the losing ticket in 2008, but she also quit being the Governor of Alaska not long after and has since continued to be a national pariah and laughingstock. Most recently, Palin lost her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.
But now she has decided to enter politics again in a race that already has more than 50 contenders. On Sunday, Trump issued a statement endorsing her candidacy in yet another desperate attempt to be the Republican kingmaker.
“Sarah shocked many when she endorsed me very early in 2016, and we won big,” Trump said in a statement released on Twitter through a spokesperson who still has not been suspended for passing along Trump’s messages despite his permenant suspension from the platform. “Now it’s my turn!”
“Sarah lifted the McCain presidential campaign out of the dumps despite the fact that she had to endure some very evil, stupid, and jealous people within the campaign itself,” Trump continued. “They were out to destroy her, but she didn’t let that happen. I am proud to give her my Complete and Total Endorsement, and encourage all Republicans to unite behind this wonderful person and her campaign to put America First!”
President Donald J. Trump announces his endorsement of Sarah Palin pic.twitter.com/9y0a39htCj
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 4, 2022
Actually, Palin is one of the main reasons why McCain lost in 2008. Her performance on the campaign trail was atrocious and her extremist views and ignorance did not appeal to most voters. Furthermore, Palin quit her job as governor after the race ended, making her untrustworthy to serve the people of Alaska in Congress. As for Trump’s “win” in 2016, Russia played a role in putting him in the White House and he lost the popular vote by 3 million votes and only managed to eke out a narrow Electoral College win. It was nowhere near a “big” win as Trump claims. And he lost the 2020 Election entirely.
So, one of the biggest losers in American political history is endorsing another big loser who is also a quitter. That makes sense, and Alaska should reject both of them.
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