Sarah Palin is back! Reacting to news that Donald Trump is reconsidering his plans to deport the eleven million people living illegally in the U.S., the former Alaska Governor and running mate of John McCain in the 2008 presidential campaign was not pleased. She warned Donald Trump of “massive disappointment” on the part of his supporters if he backs down on his deportation plans.
Would be massive disappointment
"If Mr. Trump were to go down a path of wishy-washy positions taken on things that the core foundation of his support has so appreciated, and that is respecting our Constitution and respecting law and order in America, then yeah, there would be massive disappointment." — Sarah Palin – The Wall Street Journal
Ms. Palin was one of earliest conservatives to announce her support for Donald Trump in the primaries. She has earned Trump’s gratitude for her early endorsement, which carried weight with other Tea Party supporters and helped Trump defeat Sen. Ted Cruz.
Talk of Palin as Trump’s VP
Indeed, according to Dr. Ben Carson, there was even talk of Gov. Palin joining the ticket as the vice-presidential candidate. Ms. Palin took herself out of the running by saying. "I don't want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden," she said. "I just want the guy to win, and I don't know if I would be the person to help him win."
Later in the day, Palin appeared to soften her opposition to changes in Trump’s immigration policy when she suggested that people “do their ABC’s — Anybody but Clinton.” According to Politico, Palin stated that anything that Trump decides to do about immigration would be “better than what Hillary will do, which is incentivize more illegals to come on over.”
Trump promises immigration speech next week
There remains confusion of just what parts of his immigration position Mr. Trump is rethinking. He told Fox News “There could certainly be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people." A few hours later Trump told NBC News “there’s no amnesty, as such, there’s no amnesty, but we work with them.”
Mr. Trump has promised a speech sometime within the next week to outline his immigration policy. Until then, as his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said last weekend, his plan is still “to be determined.”