Palin Backs Trump In Presidential Bid

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Updated January 20, 2016

TrumpDonald Trump’s Republican presidential bid received a boost after the ex-Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, declared her support for him at a campaign rally in Iowa.

Mrs Palin stressed that Mr Trump is the man for the job, as he is ready to fix the economy and defeat the Islamic States (ISIS).

Officially announcing her endorsement, she said Mr Trump was someone ready to let US troops “kick ISIS’ ass”, using another name for the self-styled Islamic State group.

“We are ready for a change,”  she told the rally in Iowa.

Donald Trump, a New York businessman, who led the Republican race, said in a statement that he was “proud” to receive her backing.

Palin was John Mccain’s running mate in 2008, despite retiring from politics in favour of a media career, she remained an influential Conservative voice.