Palin Rails Against GOP In Trump Endorsement: It’s Self-Destructing

January 19, 2016 7:19 p.m.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday and railed against the GOP for not supporting him.

Palin spoke extensively about her criticisms of the Republican party in her speech at Trump’s rally in Iowa.

“Our own GOP machine, the establishment, they who would assemble the political landscape, they’re attacking their own front runner,” she said. “Would the left ever, would the DNC ever come after the front-runner and her supporters? No, because they don’t eat their own. They don’t self-destruct.”

Palin addressed criticism that Trump and his supporters aren’t “conservative enough.”

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“What the heck would the establishment know about conservatism?” Palin asked the crowd, arguing that Trump did. “He’s got the guts to wear the issues that need to be spoken about and debated on his sleeve.”

She also complimented that he was from “the private sector” and not a politician. Palin said that Trump was a serious candidate who would put troops in place to “go kick ISIS’ ass.”

“No more pussy footing around,” Palin said. “Our troops deserve the best, you deserve the best.”

Palin also said complimented Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his “healthy” “libertarian streak” as Trump looked on. And in another bizarre moment, she gave a bizarre metaphor that people in DC were fueled by “opium” — “other people’s money.”

“We’re going to give em hell,” Trump said, ending the rally.

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