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Sarah Palin Gives 'Coveted' Endorsement to Donald Trump

by John Boone 3:45 PM PST, January 19, 2016
Playing Sarah Palin Gives 'Coveted' Endorsement to Donald Trump

Donald Trump has received the "coveted" and "influential" endorsement of former Alaska governor, former vice president candidate, and current Tina Fey impersonator, Sarah Palin.

"I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America," the one-time star of Sarah Palin's Alaska said ahead of a campaign stop with Trump in Iowa.

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"I am greatly honored to receive Sarah's endorsement. She is a friend, and a high quality person whom I have great respect for," the GOP frontrunner said in a statement. "I am proud to have her support."

Trump's press release goes on to call Palin's endorsement “amongst the most sought after and influential amongst Republicans," claiming she has "helped launch the careers" of "several key future leaders" such as...Ted Cruz.

Interesting, because in a tweet sent the very same day, Trump said of Cruz, "Wow, the highly respected Governor of Iowa just stated that 'Ted Cruz must be defeated.' Big shocker! People do not like Ted."

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Meanwhile, Palin's 26-year-old son, Track, has been charged with assault in the fourth degree, interfering in the reporting of a domestic violence crime, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.

The Wasilla police department confirmed officers responded to a call on Jan. 18 around 10:00p.m. "An investigation revealed Track Palin had committed a domestic violence assault on a female, interfered with her ability to report a crime of domestic violence, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated," they told ET in a statement.

"Palin was held without bail until arraignment," they add.

In happier news, Bristol Palin shared a photo of her 7-year-old brother, Trig, adorably holding her new daughter, Sailor:

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