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Sarah Palin says Donald Trump's doing well because he's 'going rogue'

During a rally Tuesday evening in Ames, Iowa, Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump, saying the Republican frontrunner has "guts" and is "going rogue, left and right, that's why he's doing so well."

John McCain's 2008 running mate said the other candidates want to "duck and hide," and have been "wearing political correctness kind of like a suicide vest." Trump, she said, "loves our country passionately, and will never apologize for this country." She praised him for being from "the private sector," and said under Trump, U.S. troops will "kick ISIS' ass." Palin added that he is not "an elitist," and has "spent his life with the working man."

Palin also spoke out against the Republican establishment, saying "they are so busted" for "coming after" Trump and his supporters. "Now some of them are even whispering they're going to throw in for Hillary [Clinton] over Trump because they can't afford to see the status quo go, otherwise they won't be able to be slurping off the gravy train that's been feeding them all these years. They don't want that to end." The establishment, she said, doesn't know anything about conservatism, adding: "Tell me, is this conservative? GOP majorities handing Obama a blank check to fund ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood and illegal immigration that competes for your jobs, and turning safety nets into hammocks?" Speaking for "right-winging, bitter, clinging, proud clingers of our guns, our God, our religions, and our Constitution," Palin said "doggone right we're angry," and announced it's "time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these people accountable."