Sarah Palin went after “Never Trump” Republicans, those who vow never to support Donald Trump for president, during the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado, on Friday.
“That gang, they call themselves Never hashtag, whatever, I just call ’em Republicans Against Trump, or RAT for short,” Sarah Palin said, according to Politico.
Palin, the Republican former vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, also brought up a panel she was in at the Politicon convention on Friday. Palin was on a panel with James Carville when she was asked how Donald Trump keeps winning among Republicans.
“And you know it was really funny, to me, the ‘splodey heads keep ‘sploding over this movement because it seems so obvious,” Palin said, according to Mediaite. “Trump wins, America will win because voters are so sick and tired of being betrayed.”
Sarah Palin also responded to Donald Trump critics who have claimed he has used racist and sexist language.
“He knocked the hypocritical intolerance that dare stymie freedom of speech with intimidation and those false accusations of sexism and racism just to stop debate,” Palin said.
Palin said the claims of racism were “ridiculous,” because Donald Trump has been in the spotlight for decades and has had friends of every race. She claimed Trump was never called a racist in the past.
That said, Donald Trump was called a racist many times before he started running for president, including when he said President Obama wasn’t qualified to attend Harvard or Columbia universities, according to the New York Daily News. Trump was also sued by the Justice Department for allegedly not renting to black citizens, according to the Huffington Post.
Sarah Palin also said those who are vowing never to support Trump are getting praise from Hillary Clinton, because “she cannot win without them.”
Sarah Palin stressed the importance of supporting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. She cited the direction of the country and the probability that the next president will be choosing Supreme Court nominees as reasons why people need to support Trump.
Sarah Palin has previously been considered as a possible vice presidential candidate for Donald Trump, but her name has not been mentioned often recently. Many believe she was one of the major reasons John McCain lost to President Obama in 2008.
It was recently reported that Chris Christie is being vetted as a possible vice presidential candidate, according to ABC News.
Sarah Palin spoke about how the election system is rigged and how Trump has defeated it.
“Thinking Americans thought and watched Donald Trump rip the veil off a rigged system that has betrayed your everyday, hard-workin’, garden-variety, ticked-off American. And there are more of us than the disconnected left can ever even fathom,” Palin said.
Donald Trump also spoke at the summit, and he agreed with Palin that the system is rigged against candidates like himself. He said he was successful because he’s a “fast learner.”
“In the end, it all worked out. We’re here,” Trump said, according to 9 News. “I think we’re going to have a tremendous victory here.”
Trump also took his time on stage to talk about how the United States is not being harsh enough in its fight against ISIS.
“We can’t water board, [but] they’re allowed to chop off heads,” Trump said. “They think we are so stupid… The last person they want to see become President of the United States, believe me, is Donald Trump.”
Roughly 2,000 people attended the summit, and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina also made an appearance. Colorado voted for President Obama in the past two presidential elections, but it is known as a swing state.
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