Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin lavished conservative real estate mogul Donald Trump with praise on Wednesday for announcing his bid to become President.
The former governor of Alaska could hardly contain her enthusiasm in a Facebook post and tweet criticizing the media reaction to Trump’s Tuesday announcement.
“Mr. Trump should know he’s doing something right when the malcontents go ballistic in the press!” Palin wrote.
Trump responded to Palin’s tweet with a note of his own:
Thank you Sarah–Let’s have pizza in New York soon with you & your great family https://t.co/SQ6LsNZ6UC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2015
The two were mocked in June 2011 when Trump took Palin to the New York City pizza place Famiglia where they ate pizza with knives and forks.
In her Facebook post, Palin gave Americans advice for the 2016 campaign season.
“Key to conservative’s victory is to do our own vetting of each candidate,” Palin wrote. “That means we ignore the media’s participation in the liberals’ Pantsuit Politics of Personal Destruction. THEN, on an even playing field, in 2016 we charge forward after the radical left hears America shout, ‘You’re fired!’”
Palin has not announced a decision about whether she will run for President despite rumors which have fueled speculation about a possible campaign. In January, Palin told ABC News’ “Nightline” that “of course” she was interested in running.