Donald Trump wants to bring back Sarah Palin if he becomes President
Donald Trump has said he’d “love” to have anti-gay Republican Sarah Palin to serve in his administration if he becomes President.
Trump is currently storming ahead in opinion polls in the crowded Republican field ahead of the 2016 vote – despite a series of campaign catastrophes.
However, the billionaire Republican has indicated he would want someone with an even worse campaign record in his cabinet – former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.
Palin was a strong favourite among activists as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 – but has faded into political obscurity since.
A strong opponent of LGBT rights, she spoke last year at the conference of a listed hate group that has compared same-sex marriage to the Holocaust – and got the address of the White House wrong during her speech.
In 2013, Palin admitted to defending a homophobic rant made by anti-gay Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson without actually reading his comments.
She was later attacked by singer Sia for sampling song Titanium without permission in a speech defending Robertson.
However, despite her numerous gaffes, Trump has indicated that he would consider appointing Palin to a high-profile role in his administration.
He told a radio host: “One of the things I most admire about her is that she took so much nonsense, lies and disgusting lies. She handles it so well. She’s tough and smart and just a great woman.
“I still have people saying, get Sarah’s support, get Sarah’s support, no matter where I go…everybody loves her.”
When asked whether he would have her serving in an official capacity, Trump said: “I would love that. She really is somebody that knows what’s happening.
“She’s a special person, she’s really a special person. I think people know that.”
He continued: “Like me, she’s got some people who don’t exactly love us… we understand who they are and you sort of forget about that.”