Depending on one’s political perspective, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are either two of the Republican Party’s most outspoken mavericks or outrageous political jokes. Now the divisive pair are teaming up to revive Palin’s career while boosting Trump’s campaign for president. Until recently, many considered Palin’s political career to be waning in popularity, especially after Fox News ended her contract earlier this year. This campaign season isn’t the first time they’ve allied with each other — in 2011, Sarah Palin supported Trump’s advocacy of the “birther” conspiracy theory, which claims Barack Obama is unfit for the presidency because he was born in a foreign country.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.