Sheeeee’s back! Sarah Palin jumped into the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday, officially endorsing Donald Trump during a rally in Iowa and delivering a highly entertaining, rambling 20-minute speech filled with trademark Palin-isms like “pussyfootin’,” “hallelujah” and “you betcha.”
“Looking around at all of you, you hard working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and teamsters and cops and cooks, you rock and rollers and holy rollers!” Palin said.
“You all make the world go around and now our cause is one.”
The former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential candidate, who kept pronouncing the world “deal” as “dill” during her endorsement speech, could give the GOP frontrunner a significant boost as candidates head into the final stretch before the Iowa caucuses, where Trump is in a virtual tie with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Are you ready to make America great again?” a visibly excited Palin asked the crowd as Trump stood awkwardly by her side. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States — Donald Trump.”
In one of the more entertaining parts of her endorsement, Palin said she has a lot of respect for Trump for fighting the media, insisting America needs a president who can “kick ISIS’ ass!” and stop “pussyfootin’ around!”
Palin is one of the most high-profile Republicans yet to endorse a 2016 candidate and is still considered to be highly influential among Tea Party voters.
Watch highlights from Palin’s endorsement in the video above.