Alaska values and New York values have come together.
“I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Sarah Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign on Tuesday.
Trump is “greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” he said in response, adding: “She is a friend, and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”
On Sunday, Donald Trump took to his Facebook page to announce he’d be joined by a “very special guest” attending his Iowa rally but didn’t give any hints.
Trump teased voters again during a rally in New Hampshire on Monday, hinting the guest would be endorsing him.
A Tuesday article by The Washington Post that a charter flight traveling from Anchorage had landed in Des Moines on Monday evening only added fuel to the guessing game.
The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor has become a leading voice of the Tea Party movement.
Last year, Trump said he’d love to have Palin as part of a Trump administration. Palin backed Ted Cruz for Senate in 2012 and has praised both him and Trump during the 2016 primary season.
In September, Palin told CNN she’d be interested in serving as Trump’s energy secretary, saying she wanted to eliminate the department altogether.