Crazy met crazy tonight when Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, creating a high mark for political theater. The former candidate for vice president started off the segment by calling Trump someone who could “fire all those political correct police,” and referred to his supporters as “Trumpeters” and “Trumpservatives.” Then she gave him the platform to repeat the talking points he’s been “trumpeting” (sorry) all summer, as well as to bash the press a bit more:
“You’re seeing some idiots in the press
“And they’re misrepresenting your exchange, like the other day with the political activist, the father of the Clinton staffer, Univision’s Jorge Ramos. And you schooled that radical activist, and it was the right thing to do, because I don’t think he’s gonna pull that again. Where’d you get your guts for that kind of necessary confrontation?”
“Well, the press was very good to me on that one, because he was totally out of line. He was screaming and ranting and raving
“And I actually said, ‘Who is this guy?’ Then I figured it out. And I’m suing Univision, actually, for $5 million, and his daughter works for Hillary Clinton and he was trying to put on a show…”
Trump then insists again that the other reporters were on his side because Ramos didn’t wait his turn to ask his questions. Trump is all about decorum, you see.
Palin then brings up the Bible verse question, calling it a “gotcha” that the press springs on conservatives all the time:
“Do they ask Hillary that? What does it have to do with running for the office of the presidency? … How are you finding a technique to put them in their place, so that the American public isn’t wasting their time and they actually get to hear what’s important via a candidate’s message?”
“You know that’s a very personal thing,
“I don’t know if they’re fair questions or not-fair questions, but there are certain things that you and myself and a lot of people like to keep person, but I love the bible.”
So there you have it, it’s too personal to ask Donald Trump specifics about his love for the Bible, but he still wants you to know, that as a presidential candidate, that he loves the Bible. And he loves that he’s popular among Evangelicals, even though he doesn’t want to delve into specifics about religion.
Trump then ends the interview by saying that he resonates with voters because he “wants America to be great again,” and that he wants to “bring back the silent majority.” He also praised for speaking out about how America was at its worst for years, when it “wasn’t easy,” then earnestly added, “I have to tell you, you are a terrific person, and it’s great to be with you.” Aw, shucks.