Sarah Palin stumps for GOP Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump at Politicon 2016
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News June 27, 2016 Updated: 12:33 AM
Former Gov. Sarah Palin speaking in front of a mix crowd of political enthusiast at Politicon 2016 Pasadena, Ca. Photo: S. Harding
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin took to the stage in Pasadena, CA for the political convention Politicon on Sunday to stump for Donald Trump, and promote gun rights in front of a very diverse crowd that attended the convention.
Palin who, has been a supporter of the billionaire business man, used her first speech of the day to stump for GOP’s presumptive nominee.
“So, why is Trump winning?” Palin asked. “Why do we see these floating heads still not grasping this movement? It’s so obvious. Voters are really sick and tired of betrayal.” The betrayal, she said, hinged on the “audacity of duplicity” by corporations “that bankroll campaigns with such disloyalty to the American worker.”
Her first speech in front of over 500 in Pasadena was met with a mix of applause, booing and silence.
She acknowledged that in blue California, and at an event that drew partisans from all sides of the political landscape, there is “a diverse mix of opinion”.
Palin also took on the anti-Trump movement within the GOP ranks and described them by use of an acronym: Republicans Against Trump.
“Or RAT for short,” Palin said. More than half of the crowd applauded. When the applause stopped, she continued. “They’re not all bloodsuckers,” she said. “They’re not all bad.”
Palin then took the stage with Democratic strategist and pundit James Carville for a conversation. The crowd, this time about 1,000 – was again mixed in its reactions.
Palin and Carville argued over gun rights and asked her why the Second Amendment should afford him the right to have a high-capacity automatic weapon, she countered by saying laws don’t keep those kinds of weapons out of the hands of criminals.
The latest Economist/YouGov poll released last week has showed Clinton up four points over Trump, 43 to 39 percent.
A Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released Tuesday found Clinton ahead by nine points, 44.5 to 35.5 percent. A CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday found Clinton up by five, 47 to 42 percent.
A CNBC poll released Monday found Clinton up by the same margin, 40 to 35 percent. And a Monmouth poll from the same day found Clinton with an eight-point lead, 49 to 41 percent.