Sarah Palin will officially endorse Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, according to the candidate's campaign.
“I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Palin said in a statement from Trump's campaign.
Her endorsement marks the highest-profile Republican figure supporting a candidate so far in this election.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making waves on social media this week after posting on Facebook that he "will have a major announcement and a very special guest in attendance“ at his campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday.
The announcement spurred rumors that 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin might endorse the real estate mogul for president.
To further bolster speculation, The Washington Post revealed that a private jet from Anchorage International Airport touched down in Des Moines on Monday night.
Trump’s current GOP rival, Ted Cruz, scoffed at the possible endorsement.
"I think it’d be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion," Cruz told CNN’s “New Day.”
Yet Cruz’s comment simply implies jealousy. Although Palin is nationally mocked as an incoherent schmuck, she remains an adored Republican icon by fellow GOPers. A Palin endorsement would certainly add the necessary credibility to Republican voters ahead of the Iowa caucus only weeks away.
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