Former Alaskan governor turned reality TV star, Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump’s Republican presidential bid calling on people to “stump for Trump” at a campaign rally in Iowa.
Both were in the city of Ames in Iowa ahead of February 1 which is the date set for the Iowa caucuses for both parties when voters will get their first say in the nomination race.
Although retired from politics, the self-styled “hockey mom”, who was John McCain’s running mate in 2008 before losing to Barack Obama, remains an influential conservative voice.
Billionaire-turned-politician Trump expressed his gratitude for the public endorsement.
Palin could bring Trump more backing from the Republican right-wing and she reinforces the perceived “straight-talking” style which has made him popular. However one Republican said although he liked Palin “she cant stop Trump from being crazy”, referring to some of Trumps proclamations, such as a plan to ban Muslims from entering the USA.
More than a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have announced they are running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
While social media is used as a tool by all campaigners – Trump’s use of Twitter, for example, has helped keep him high on the news agenda – critics of the candidates have also been quick to add their own brand of satire.
New Yorkers will soon be waking up to see this on all the newstands – Daily News front page on Pailn+Trump pic.twitter.com/HjrW6dS7y6— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 20, 2016
The hardest thing in transcribing Palin is deciding when the sentence stops. https://t.co/pCFOCH0kuh— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 20, 2016