Republican frontrunner Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida on Monday ahead of Tuesday's primaries. And who better to make an appearance at the event than Sarah Palin, who spoke to Trump supporters before the candidate took the stage. Palin canceled a different Trump appearance after her husband was reportedly injured in a "snow machine" accident, but Trump supporters were happy to see her at the convention center.
The former Alaska governor first endorsed Donald Trump in January, referring to her party as "Right-winging, bitter-clinging, proud clingers of our guns, our God, and our religion, and our Constitution." Her endorsement speech had a lot of people confused, and some outlets even made attempts to translate it for the rest of us.
During Monday's event, she attempted to speak to some of the struggles facing many people in this country today. She said, "All these challenges, these struggles in your business, in your family with your finances, trying to get your kids to be able to afford to go to college. All these real-life issues that happen, it really puts things in perspective, doesn't it?"
She then spoke about the demonstrations that occurred at multiple Trump rallies over the last weekend, stating:
What we don't have time for is all that petty, punk-ass thuggery stuff that's been going on with these 'protesters,' who are doing nothing but wasting your time and trying to take away your First Amendment rights, your rights to assemble peacefully, and the media being on the 'thugs' side. What the heck are you guys thinking, media?
But Trump and his camp seem to forget time and again that the First Amendment actually protects protesters' rights to assemble peacefully and make their voices heard. Demonstrators have come out multiple times over the course of Trump's campaign to speak out against his dangerous rhetoric, and have it known that they are staunchly standing against white supremacy.
Palin encouraged Trump supporters that he is the leader they need. She said, "We have recognized, the majority of Americans have recognized ... We've all recognized, we need a revolution. It is time to get rid of the status quo. The status quo has got to go, right? And we've found our revolutionary. Donald J. Trump is our revolutionary."
Other politicians aren't so sure that Trump is the revolutionary we need. Monday morning, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a statement to her Facebook page stating that it's time for people everywhere, regardless of party affiliation, to say "No More Donald."