Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t get the reaction she wanted during her speech promoting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy to the Milwaukee County Republican Party on Friday night. “What the heck are you thinking, candidates?
What the heck are you thinking when you’re actually asking for more immigrants — even illegal immigrants, welcoming them in,” Palin said of Trump’s opponents. “Even inducing and seducing them with gift baskets: ‘Come on over the border and here’s a gift basket of teddy bears and soccer balls.”
But footage of Palin’s appearance showed audience members looking at her with bemused expressions. The Washington Post noted that the former vice-presidential candidate had received no applause eight minutes into her speech, though there were “some eye rolls and phone checking.”
Holy crap, it felt like she was delivering this speech in a morgue.
This is typically where I would say that this is the craziest Palin speech ever, but let's face it these are the kinds of speeches that she gives, and they are ALL batshit crazy.
Here are some twitter responses from those who actually witnessed this self immolation first hand.
.@SarahPalinUSA in Hall of Presidents in Serb Hall tonight for @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/DZbsnyEu0Y— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 2, 2016
Sign of Trump attempt at message discipline: Sarah Palin appears to be reading a speech, or at least notes, at Milwaukee GOP dinner tonight.— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) April 2, 2016
Palin's fastball is gone. She got applause 3x in 19 minutes: for touting the Packers, for hitting Hillary and when she finished. That's it.— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) April 2, 2016
Yet more evidence that Donald Trump is trying desperately to lose this GOP nomination.Palin on if crowd responsed well to her in Milwaukee: "Well I think so–I didn’t get booed. You know–I don’t know." pic.twitter.com/vj7WXhz5yT— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 2, 2016
Update: It appears that Palin is a little hurt by all of the criticism her Wisconsin speech is receiving.
Found one conservative outlet willing to take her side.