Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate and half-term Alaska governor, is angry.
“That bumper sticker that maybe you’ll see on the next Ford F-150 driving by — a Trump bumper sticker — you should stop the driver and say, ‘So how’s that swampy, drainy thing workin’ out for ya?'”
The once loyal Trump supporter has gone rogue, having jumped off the bandwagon after being snubbed for a cabinet position by the new incoming president.
Palin is taking pleasure in mocking Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. of lobbyists, corruption and pay-to-play.
A quick look at Trump’s cabinet picks suggests the much-used slogan of “drain the swamp” was just that … a slogan to attract the gullible. Instead of protecting the man on the street, Trump is protecting the men on Wall Street. Two of Trump’s picks, Wall Street insider Steve Mnuchin as head of the Treasury Department and investor Wilbur Ross at Commerce, suggest instead of draining, Trump is augmenting.
The word on the street is that Palin had her heart set on being tapped for Secretary of State. After all, she did have some foreign policy experience. During her run for vice president, Palin boasted she could see Russia from her backyard in Wasilla, Alaska.
Any chance of being part of the Trump administration, in any capacity, was lost when Palin publicly slammed Trump for breaching Republican orthodoxy of letting the free market pick winners and losers.
Palin criticized Trump’s deal with Carrier — which purportedly kept 1,000 jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico, but which still sent 1,300 jobs from a second shuttered plant anyway — calling it “crony capitalism.”
Palin penned an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, where she blasted Trump for giving Carrier subsidies to keep some of its jobs within the United States.
Who knows what the future holds for Sarah Palin. Certainly a 2020 presidential run is not out of the question.
Trump should have known better than to upset a mama grizzly. Don’t be surprised if Palin’s next line of attack against Trump is that he is an illegitimate president!
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