Sarah Palin has warned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of “massive disappointment” if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants.
Donald Trump has signaled he will soften his immigration plan, which was a central plank of his primary campaign.
Instead of sending all 11 million people living illegally in the United States, Donald Trump now says only criminals will go.
The former Alaska governor’s backing of Donald Trump in January was regarded as a coup.
Sarah Palin demonstrated as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 that she possesses a rare star power in the Republican Party.
On August 26, Sarah Palin told the Wall Street Journal that “wishy-washy positions” on core positions would result in “massive disappointment”.
“Parts of the message we heard in the last week are clearly not consistent with the stringent position and message that supporters have received all along,” she said.
Donald Trump made his tough line on immigration central to his win in the primary contests, a triumph that was unexpected when he launched his campaign with a controversial attack on Mexican immigrants as “rapists”.
The New York businessman often derided Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak on immigration and his plan to build a wall on the Mexican border became a chant at his rallies.
However, this week Donald Trump has openly talked about how tough it is to break up families and said people who have been in the United States a long time and not broken any laws should stay.
Donald Trump has not backed down on the wall, but staunch conservatives like columnist Ann Coulter and radio host Rush Limbaugh have also expressed concerns about his change of stance on deportations.
Rival Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed his new policy as “a desperate effort” while Jeb Bush called Donald Trump’s repositioning “abhorrent”.
Jeb Bush: “I can only say that whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon, and they were different than they were last night, and they’ll be different tomorrow.”
Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, insists “nothing has changed in terms of the policies”.
Donald Trump is expected to outline his new immigration policy in a speech next week, after postponing one that was due this week in Colorado.
Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin, has been injured in a snowmobile crash in Alaska.
The former Republican vice-presidential candidate had canceled an appearance at a campaign event for Donald Trump in Florida.
However, Sarah Palin appeared at the event on March 14, citing “real life issues that happen” as a reason to back Donald Trump.
In January Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump in the race to be Republican presidential candidate.
A statement from the Trump campaign described the accident as “bad” and said Todd Palin was in hospital.
A former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin retired in favor of a media career, but remains an influential conservative voice.
On March, Republicans and Democrats vote in primaries in several states including Florida and Ohio.
Sarah Palin made appearances on Donald Trump’s behalf at two events on March 13.
“Governor Palin wishes her best to Mr. Trump in the upcoming primaries,” the Trump campaign said.
Sarah Palin wrote on her Facebook page: “Todd is our rock… toughest guy I know. Thank you for your prayers as he recovers following a snowmachine accident last night. You know, your prayers have meant so much to our family over the years and I’ve not thanked you enough for providing us that shield of faith. God bless you, too!
As any adventurous Alaskan knows, while you may be down, you’re never out. I remember Chris Kyle summed up Todd best – “He’s Rambo. Straight up Rambo!” On the cross country flights taking me back home now, I’m thinking of all of you, and sincerely appreciating your support.
It was an honor to be with so many patriotic Floridians the past two days; you remind me that when “life happens” and we face challenges as individuals and a nation, it’s the strength in unity and a strong faith that let us overcome. Stay strong! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Bristol Palin has announced she is pregnant with her second child in a blog post on June 25.
The 24-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin wrote: “(I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!).
“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.”
“Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one,” she continued.
“At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace. Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up. When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.”
Bristol Palin, now 24, welcomed her first child, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, in December 2008 when she was just 18 years old. She was previously engaged twice to Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, although the two split for good in 2010.
“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you,” Sarah Palin’s daughter wrote in her blog post.
“But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”
Bristol Palin concluded by adding: “My little family always has, and always will come first. Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.”
She provided no further information on her pregnancy. She did not reveal the identity of her baby-to-be’s father.
Last month, Bristol Palin called off her wedding to 26-year-old Marine Dakota Meyer days before the two were scheduled to tie the knot.
Bristol Palin’s first pregnancy drew national attention when it was announced on the opening day of the 2008 Republican National Convention after her mother was chosen as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. She later began working with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and became an ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation raising awareness about teen pregnancy prevention.
Bristol Palin talked about her broken engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer in a blog post.
Sarah Palin’s daughter wrote: “This is a painful time for family and friends and I would just really appreciate your prayers.”
Bristol Palin broke her silence just to thank her fans for their “love and support”.
She said: “I feel like I need to address the elephant-in-the-room on this blog, since you guys have been with me through thick and thin.
“When I first got engaged, you were the first ones I wanted to tell.
“I guess you have seen by now that the wedding — that was supposed to happen last weekend — was called off,” she wrote.
“I’m sure you’ve seen this has been all over the media, but this is a painful time for family and friends and I would just really appreciate your prayers.
“I know God’s plan is greater than anything else, and Tripp and I are in Alaska beginning to rebuild our lives under much different circumstances than we anticipated. Thank you for all of your love and support.”
Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer called off their wedding earlier this month, just days before the scheduled nuptials.
Sarah Palin announced the news on her Facebook: “Trust in God’s timing. It’s better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart.”
Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer had gotten engaged back in March after meeting each other during an episode of the reality show Amazing America With Sarah Palin.
Alaska police have released a report describing a drunken brawl involving the son, daughter and husband of former governor Sarah Palin.
According to police report, Sarah Palin’s children Track and Bristol and husband Todd were involved in physical altercations at a birthday party on September 6.
Prosecutors have declined to press charges in the incident.
Sarah Palin ran for US vice-president in 2008 and remains popular among the Republican Party’s conservative base.
She stepped down from the governorship of Alaska in 2009. She has since had a career in television and remains popular on the conservative speaking circuit.
On the evening of September 6, police were called to the Anchorage home of a man named Korey Klingenmeyer after a report of a brawl involving as many as 20 people.
According to witness statements, which are vague about the initial cause of the fighting, the Palin family and their entourage arrived at the house about 23:00 in a limousine.
Todd and Track Palin, 26, ended up in one fight with a group of men on the street outside the house, while Bristol Palin, 23, got into an altercation with the party host.
Sarah Palin’s children Track and Bristol and husband Todd were involved in physical altercations at a birthday party on September 6
Track Palin, described as bloodied, “belligerent” and “heavily intoxicated”, told police the family had come to the house to join the party, and that the fight began when a group of men began speaking rudely to his sisters and one of them “sucker punched” a friend.
Track Palin offered to fight and was subsequently attacked by two men, he told police. Todd Palin told police that “everything escalated and it was a situation they couldn’t walk away from”.
Sarah Palin, meanwhile, was at the scene but not reportedly involved in the violence.
Korey Klingenmeyer, who “appeared to be moderately intoxicated”, told police he was angry that the Palins had come to the party and “were causing the problems”.
Upon learning men were fighting outside his house, he told his guests not to get involved, he told police.
But then, he told police, Bristol Palin entered the property spoiling for a fight. Korey Klingenmeyer said he told her he would not have any fighting at his home, at which point Bristol Palin confronted him with profanity.
Then, Korey Klingenmeyer said he invited Bristol Palin to punch him in the face “if it makes her feel better”.
She did so, five or six times and “she was hitting pretty hard”.
Korey Klingenmeyer and other witnesses said Klingenmeyer never returned the blows.
Bristol Palin, meanwhile, told police she had intended to confront someone who she said had pushed her sister Willow, when Korey Klingenmeyer pushed her to the ground.
A witness, Matthew McKenna, told police that when the fight started at an intersection near the house, he told Todd Palin to gather his family and entourage and leave.
“He said the problem was that Bristol and Willow were drunk, as were their boyfriends,” the police wrote.
Sarah Palin has defended her family and, in particular, daughter Bristol Palin, after reports surfaced a week earlier that her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage, Alaska.
On September 19, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in a message on Facebook: “I love my Bristol!
“My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!”
As previously reported by ABC News, 23-year-old Bristol Palin allegedly got involved in the scuffle after her brother Track, 25, confronted one of his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriends. Partygoer Eric Thompson told ABC that Bristol Palin was “punching [another man] in the face” repeatedly.
Sarah Palin has defended her family after her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage (photo Facebook)
Sarah Palin made no mention of the fight in her Facebook post, but she did refer vaguely to media coverage of her children: “As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith.”
“I’m thankful for our friends’ prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!,” she added.
Sarah Palin then linked to a blog post in which Bristol slammed rumors that her parents were getting divorced.
“I find something new about my family every day!” Sarah Palin quipped sarcastically.
Sarah Palin was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, court records showed on Wednesday.
The July 16 citation carries a potential fine of $154, and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has 30 days from the date of receiving the citation to respond to it, the records showed.
Sarah Palin was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla
Police pulled the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president over while she was driving her black Toyota Tundra pickup bearing the license plate LOVUSA, the Alaska Dispatch News reported on July 23. It said Sarah Palin was driving 63 miles per hour in a 45-mph speed zone while returning from a bikram hot yoga workout.
“I was thinking, I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying,” Sarah Palin told the Dispatch News.
Wasilla Police spokesman Officer Rick Manrique declined to comment on the case.
Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, entered the Duck Dynasty controversy saying that gay activists are “hypocritical” to take offense at Phil Robertson’s remarks.
“I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style,” Bristol Palin said in a blog post.
“I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about <<love>> and <<equality>>,” she continued.
Bristol Palin entered the Duck Dynasty controversy saying that gay activists are “hypocritical” to take offense at Phil Robertson’s remarks
“However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homos**uality and gay marriage is homophobic.”
Bristol Palin has denied in the past that she is herself “a homophobic.”
“I like gays,” she said in July 2012.
“I’m not a homophobic and I’m so sick of people saying that. Just because I’m for traditional marriage doesn’t really mean I’m scared or anything of anyone else, and I don’t hate anybody.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal jumped to the defense of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, who was indefinitely suspended from the show Wednesday after making anti-gay comments.
In a statement, Bobby Jindal praised 67-year-old Phil Robertson and his family as “great citizens” of Louisiana state, where the lucrative show is filmed, and he slammed the “politically correct crowd” for criticizing his comments.
“I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive,” Bobby Jindal said.
“But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
At first glance, the Indian-American convert to Roman Catholicism with a national political profile and Phil Robertson wouldn’t seem to be completely natural allies.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal jumped to the defense of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson
However, some conservative Christians are arguing that Phil Robertson, a self-described “Bible-thumper,” was singled out for expressing a religious belief that homos**uality is wrong.
Asked in an interview with GQ magazine what he believes in sinful, Phil Robertson replied: “Start with homos**ual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
A&E said in a statement that Phil Robertson’s “personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community”.
Bobby Jindal was not the only prominent GOP political figure to weigh in on the controversy.
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin expressed her support for Phil Robertson in a Facebook post.
“Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Sarah Palin said.
And Texas Senator Ted Cruz posted on his Facebook page that Americans should be “deeply dismayed” about Phil Robertson’s treatment.
“Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job,” Ted Cruz said.
“In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him–but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.”
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after controversial remarks about former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
In November, Martin Bashir referred to Sarah Palin, a Republican, as a “world-class idiot”, then suggested she “eat f**ces”.
Martin Bashir has since called his remarks – about her comparison of the US national debt to chattel slavery – “ill-judged”.
The British journalist joined MSNBC three years ago as a daytime chat show host.
“Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin wrote in a statement announcing the decision on Wednesday.
Martin Bashir later released his own statement saying he had offered his resignation after a meeting with Phil Griffin and upon “further reflection” of his remarks.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after controversial remarks about Sarah Palin
“It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues… will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself,” he wrote.
“I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers.”
Martin Bashir’s fall from grace follows comments he made on air on November 15.
“America’s resident dunce Sarah Palin scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt,” he said on MSNBC.
“Given her well-established reputation as a world-class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its abominable history.”
Martin Bashir then suggested she eat f**ces, which he described as a punishment for wayward slaves.
Martin Bashir later apologized to Sarah Palin and network viewers for his “deeply offensive” comments.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin stopped by the Today show on Monday, where she promptly got into with host Matt Lauer about healthcare.
Matt Lauer asked if President Barack Obama’s apology for the Affordable Care Act’s rollout woes was sufficient. Sarah Palin scoffed, asking “what apology?” and saying that the Healthcare.gov’s serious flaws were the least of America’s worries.
“This broken website, I think, is symbolic of a broken administration,” Sarah Palin said.
“Take over one-sixth of our economy and the socialized medicine that’s being crammed down our throat – that’s what’s broken.”
Matt Lauer then asked Sarah Palin what the Tea Party proposed as a solution to America’s health care problems, if ObamaCare was not a workable one, and that’s where things got a little dicey.
Sarah Palin attempted to repeat her talking points instead.
Sarah Palin stopped by the Today show on Monday, where she promptly got into with host Matt Lauer about healthcare
“It’s not just the independent grassroots Tea Party movement saying this, it’s many in the Republican party and many Democrats, too…”
“But where’s the plan from the Tea Party?” Matt Lauer asked again.
”… especially Democrats in red states that are running for re-election who are… ” Sarah Palin continued.
“Where’s the plan?” Matt Lauer repeated.
”…running for political cover,” Sarah Palin concluded.
Sarah Palin then said the Tea Party’s plan was to allow for healthcare reform to sort itself out in the free market and encourage more competition and “less tort reforms threats,” before going back to “what thwarts those plans is the far left. It’s President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship uh links to reform healthcare.”
Sarah Palin revealed she loves the Duck Dynasty fever sweeping America, suggesting that Republicans turn to the famous family to find their way through the political wilderness.
“[I]t’s time our politicians wake up and hear some Duck calls from far outside the beltway,” the former Alaska governor explained on Facebook, praising the show’s record ratings on cable.
Sarah Palin and her husband Todd with Willie Robertson at the 2013 NRA convention
“The self-made, hugely successful businessmen (and women) of Duck Dynasty made history this week with the ‘most watched non-fiction series’ in TV history.”
Sarah Palin also praised a video showing Phil Robertson delivering a speech against abortion rights that has gone viral on the internet.
“To our GOP leaders in Washington, especially – this is what Americans desire and deserve; we’re not rooting for your social truces. As Phil so rightly asks, <<What in the world has happened to us?>>” she added.
Sarah Palin posted a photo of herself and her husband Todd with Willie Robertson at the 2013 NRA convention.
“Kudos to these Duck dudes for speaking their minds, and for their boldness in living the American dream of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – reminding us all that it’s only with freedom that anything is possible,” Sarah Palin concluded.
Australian election candidate Stephanie Banister has made the wrong kind of headlines after a gaffe-strewn interview in which she mistook Islam for a country.
Stephanie Banister, 27, a candidate with the anti-immigration One Nation Party, clocked up multiple mistakes in a TV interview with Channel 7 News.
She also confused the term “haram” (forbidden) with the Koran and suggested Jews worship Jesus Christ.
The interview, which aired early this week, has gone viral on social media.
”I don’t oppose Islam as a country, umm, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” Stephanie Banister told Seven News reporter Erin Edwards.
Stephanie Banister, who is standing for the parliamentary seat of Rankin in Brisbane, also claimed that 2% of Australians ”follow haram” when presumably she meant the Islamic text, the Koran.
Haram is a Muslim term used for something that is forbidden or punishable.
Stephanie Banister has made the wrong kind of headlines after a gaffe-strewn interview in which she mistook Islam for a country
Stephanie Banister then repeatedly used the word “haram” when she apparently meant to say “halal”.
“Halal” in fact means the opposite and is commonly used to refer to the Islamic laws on food preparation.
When subsequently asked if she opposed the Jewish laws of kosher as well, Stephanie Banister replied: “Jews aren’t under haram. They have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ.”
During the interview Stephanie Banister was also asked to name the candidates from the two mainstream parties in her seat, but came up short and admitted: “I’m still learning all of the names of people in politics.”
Some commentators in Australia are making comparisons with the former US Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, who became infamous for her media slip-ups when running for office in 2008.
Even before this interview Stephanie Banister was regarded as a rank outsider to win her seat.
The mother-of-two rose to prominence when she was arrested for going into a supermarket and putting stickers saying “halal food funds terrorism” on Nestle products.
She was charged with “contaminating or interfering with goods”.
Stephanie Banister will be forbidden from standing in the September 7 election if she is convicted before polling day.
Sarah Palin has left FOX News after her three-year run as a paid contributor to the conservative cable news channel.
“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source told Real Clear Politics on Friday.
“She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”
Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, confirmed the news in a statement sent to the New York Times.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” Bill Shine wrote.
It is unclear whether the parting was Sarah Palin’s choice. Multiple sources told the Times that the decision to end her contract was “amicable”.
The anonymous source who spoke with Real Clear Politics declined to say whether Sarah Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network.
SarahPalin became one of FOX’s leading political contributors, making frequent appearances across the news channel’s programming after she resigned from her role as Alaska’s governor in 2009.
Sarah Palin has left FOX News after her three-year run as a paid contributor to the conservative cable news channel
In 2010, FOX constructed a studio inside the Tea Party favorite’s home in Wasilla, Alaska, where her husband, Todd Palin, would occasionally take on the role of cameraman and producer during her live television appearances.
Sarah Palin’s relationship with the cable news channel owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire had seemingly taken several rocky turns in the past year, according to Real Clear Politics.
In a Facebook post during the Republican convention last August, Sarah Palin complained that FOX had cancelled “all her scheduled interviews tonight”.
Sarah Palin’s departure from the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel follows the departure of another former governor leaving a paid media gig.
Earlier this month, former New York governor Elliot Spitzer stepped down from his prime-time television gig at Current TV after the channel was acquired by Middle Eastern media giant Al Jazeera for $500 million.
Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track Palin, and his wife, Britta Palin, have filed for divorce.
The details have all been worked out and have now been made public.
TMZ reported that Track Palin will get to keep his gun collection. It is worth $1,000. He also gets the Wells Fargo bank account, valued at $30,000, and $500 worth of tools. Britta Palin gets the bank account with $2,500 and her jewelry, which has been valued at $4,000.
Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track Palin, and his wife, Britta Palin, have filed for divorce
Track and Britta Palin will share custody of their one daughter. Britta Palin will have physical custody of the toddler. Track Palin will pay $642 a month in child support. The divorcing couple has agreed to share other child-related expenses.
The Palin divorce, which will be heard in an Alaskan court, appears to be amicable. The couple filed jointly, which means, in Alaska, that they had reached these agreements on their own and did not need a judge to make the ruling on property, custody and support.