If you were sitting back and saying, “The only thing this Trump-McCain spat is missing to make it complete is Sarah Palin,” good news. On Monday, America’s favorite half-term governor stepped into the squabble and urged them both to make nice and shake hands because they’re both heroes.
Listening to Fox News leaves one with the impression that this mess all started with John McCain — accurately — calling Donald Trump’s followers “crazies.”
It came to a head on Saturday, however, when Trump dismissed McCain’s military status because McCain was a POW:
He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.
On Monday, Sarah Palin jumped into the fray, calling on both to make nice, since both are heroes.
“Politics of personal destruction”
In a semi-coherent email to CNN, Alaska’s former half-term governor beseeched both men to make amends.
“Sen. McCain dedicated his life to serving our country, and in my humble opinion the sacrifices made by all ethical service members are heroic — putting it all on the line to defend freedom IS heroic,” Palin said, “And Donald Trump is a hero in another arena.”
Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional. We’re watching career politicians throw away our kids’ future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk.
She condemned the “politics of personal destruction,” too, writing, “I leave politics of personal destruction to those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs who’s [sic] only take away from any debate is any salacious slip-up, as if they’ve never wanted to restate something they’ve publicly uttered.”
She did, however, address McCain’s remarks, saying, “Everywhere I go, hard-working patriotic Americans — not ‘crazies’ or ‘wacko birds’ — ask me to pass on to Mr. Trump encouragement to keep educating the masses about true ramifications of illegal immigration, and in general the real state of our union.”
McCain is a stopped clock, right about a few things, and he was on the nose with his remark about Trump’s followers being utterly unhinged and living in a different reality — much like Palin herself.
Feature image via screen capture from Sarah Palin TV