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In a statement issued Sunday, the 45th President of the United States said: ‘Wonderful patriot Sarah Palin of Alaska has just announced she is running for Congress, and that means there will be a true America first fighter on the ballot to replace the late and legendary Congressman Don Young.’
Trump admitted his endorsement of the former Alaska governor was payback for Palin’s decision to endorse him for president in January 2016, when his campaign was still widely-regarded as a joke.
The former president said: ‘Sarah lifted the McCain presidential campaign out for he dumps, despite the fact that she had to endure some very evil, stupid and jealous people within the campaign itself.’
Trump didn’t name names, but had a well publicized feud with McCain himself.
He continued to hurl insults at the Vietnam War veteran and former Arizona senator even after his death from cancer in 2018.
Trump concluded: ‘Sarah Palin is tough and smart and will never back down, and 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!’
Donald Trump shared this endorsement for Sarah Palin’s congressional run Sunday night
Palin is pictured in New York City in February. She announced her run for Alaska’s only House of Representatives’ seat on Friday, having served as state governor between 2006 and 2009
Palin, 58, is running to replace the late Representative Don Young, who died while on board an LA to Seattle flight on March 18, aged 88, after a 49 year career in DC.
The election that could sweep Palin back to power will be held on November 8 this year.
Palin – who served as Governor of Alaska between 2006 and 2009 – announced her congressional bid Friday, and is portraying herself as a common-sense candidate who will make it her business to tackle woke excesses.
She said: ‘America is at a tipping point.
‘As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight.
‘The people of the great State of Alaska, like others all over the country, are struggling with out-of-control inflation, empty shelves, and gas prices that are among the highest in the world.
Palin is pictured officially endorsing Trump for the 2016 presidential nomination in January 2016. She was one of the first to do so, and backed him while his ultimately-successful campaign was still widely-regarded as a joke
‘We need energy security for this country, and Alaska can help provide that — but only if the federal government gets out of the way and lets the free market do what it does best.’
Palin, who began her career as a local TV sportscaster, is hoping to return to politics after a foray into showbusiness, which included an appearance on The Masked Singer in 2020.
She is a mom of five and grandmother of eight, with her youngest son Trig, who has Down syndrome, born in 2008.
Palin was ditched by husband Todd in 2019, who filed for divorce citing ‘incompatibility of temperament.’
She has since been pictured out with former NHL player Ron Duguay, and has referred to him as her ‘buddy.’