Sarah Palin Wants Immigrants To Be Required To Speak ‘American’, Would Like To Be Trump’s Energy Secretary

It should come as a surprise to no one that Sarah Palin wants any immigrants to come to the country to speak English. It turns out the former vice presidential candidate went a bit further.

During a recent appearance on CNN, Sarah Palin said she believes immigrants and the rest of us should all “speak American.” This, of course, is English, but also appears to be a kind of spin on English that Palin loves to use so much when she is speaking.

“We can send a message and say you want to be in America, a) you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here, b) when you’re here, let’s speak American… Let’s speak English and that’s a kind of a unifying aspect of the nation is the language that is understood by all.”

According to the Kansas City Star, Palin went on to explain that she understood it was important to know other languages, but she still believes everyone in this country should speak English. She said she had taken both French and Spanish. She added she felt it was probably a mistake to take both languages in high school because she “got them all mixed up” by the time she graduated.

In a rather wide-ranging interview, Sarah Palin also talked about possibly serving on the cabinet for a potential President Trump. As has been the case at other times, Palin said she would certainly have an interest in something like secretary of energy.

Palin said she thinks a lot about energy, and the department of energy because energy is her “baby.” She went on to say she thought about oil and gas and minerals “those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth” for mankind to use them.

This particular department falling under her purview would certainly be interesting, considering she talked in 2008 about doing away with it altogether. She has more recently talked not about doing away with the department completely but giving quite a bit more control back to the states. She has not said what exactly that control would look like.

One of the most interesting aspects of the interview was when Palin talked about Trump’s foreign policy gaffes. In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump made several mistakes. Palin said she believed it was far more important to be tough than understand who specific leaders of countries were.

Palin added she believes the American public agrees with her on that issue and don’t care that Trump has shown a lack of knowledge of specific leaders or regions when it comes to foreign policy. It appears there are political insiders who certainly disagree with Sarah Palin.

Nicole Wallace is one who has held Palin up as proof of just how bad Donald Trump is when it comes to foreign affairs. It was Wallace’s job to get Palin ready and up to speed on issues like foreign affairs during the 2008 John McCain campaign.

It’s not secret Wallace felt that Palin was someone who simply didn’t have a grasp of those issues. Mediaite reports that Wallace recently said Palin was still better in that regard.

Wallace appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe last week. While she was willing to agree that Palin was “woefully ignorant,” she said Palin was willing to try and learn.

Palin’s willingness to learn set her apart from Trump, who has seemed almost proud in his ignorance. By contract, Wallace said Sarah Palin would wake up in the morning with highlighter smeared on her face, because she had fallen asleep cramming.

It would seem Sarah Palin found a kind of support people weren’t aiming at Palin when she was actually running for Vice President. Palin has that, at least, to thank Trump for when all is said and done.

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