20 January 2016

Even Donald Trump looks uncomfortable next to Sarah Palin


Oh no, Sarah Palin is back. I know that in one sense she never went away. She was always there, burbling on about Alaska and making sane people shake their heads in wonder that a good person such as John McCain could ever have thought that she was a suitable running mate. But now she is really back, right out front, endorsing Donald Trump in one of the most bonkers speeches it has ever been my misfortune to watch.

You can see it here, courtesy of Guido. At several points even Trump – even Donald Trump – looks uncomfortable standing next to Palin

And no wonder. The speech has variously been described as rambling and bewildering, although a better word for the section on ISIS is terrifying. Here’s the peroration:

“I want you to try to picture this, it’s a nice thing to picture. Exactly one year from tomorrow, former President Barack Obama. He packs up the teleprompters and the selfie-sticks, and the Greek columns, and all that hopey, changey stuff and he heads on back to Chicago, where I’m sure he can find some community there to organize again. There, he can finally look up, President Obama will be able to look up, and there, over his head, he’ll be able to see that shining, towering, Trump tower. Yes, Barack, he built that, and that says a lot. Iowa, you say a lot, being here tonight, supporting the right man who will allow you to make America great again. God bless you! God bless the United States of America and our next president of the United States, Donald J. Trump!”

Iain Martin is Editor of CapX