Donald Trump campaign swing in Iowa get Sarah Palin’s nod

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Trump and Sarah Palin

The campaign of controversial business mogul and GOP front runner, Donald Trump, on Tuesday got the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor. She was John McCain’s running mate in 2008 before they lost to Barack Obama. Despite retiring from politics in favour of a media career, she remains an influential conservative voice and a Tea Party sensation.  “Are you ready for the leader to make America great again?” Mrs. Palin said with Mr. Trump by her side at a rally at Iowa State University. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States — Donald Trump.” According to the BBC, the endorsement is expected to give Trump a significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses.

Trump got the best endorsement so far

Sarah Palin’s support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican so far and it came the same day that Iowa’s Republican governor, Terry Branstad, said he hoped that Senator Ted Cruz would be defeated in Iowa. The business mogul said in a statement that he was “proud” to receive her backing. Ms Palin was a “trusted conservative” with a “proven record of being fiscally modest, staunchly pro-life and believes in small government that allows businesses to grow and freedom to prosper”, the statement added.

Trump says he’s honored by UK supporters for sticking up for him

GOP front runner, Trump has thanked his “supporters in the UK” for “sticking up for him” after British MPs branded him a “fool” and a “wazzock” in a debate over whether the US presidential contender should be banned from the UK. “I’m honoured by the tremendous support I have in the UK and that whole thing went away. Very few people even showed up to talk about it” he said. Calls for the ban of Trump came after he proposed a ban of Muslims from US.