On Friday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin interviewed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a short segment that appeared on the San Diego-based One America News Network. One of the topics covered was the recent incident in which Univision’s Jorge Ramos was booted from a press conference after causing a disruption.
Palin lead into the incident by referring to “idiots” in the so-called “mainstream media” attempting to corner Trump with “gotcha” questions. She referred to Ramos as a political activist and the father of a Clinton staffer and, she told Trump, “you schooled that radical activist.” She called it the “right thing to do,” and theorized that Ramos isn’t going to “pull that again.”
“Where did you get your guts for that kind of necessary confrontation?” she asked. Trump said Ramos was “totally out of line,” adding that the press was pretty good to him over the incident.
He told Palin that Ramos was “screaming, ranting and raving” during the incident. Trump said he figured out who Ramos was and told Palin the outspoken Univision host was simply “trying to put on a show.”
Eventually, Ramos was let back into the conference where he got to confront Trump on the topic of illegal immigration. As we reported Friday, Ramos told a Spanish-speaking program based in Colombia that he had been “hunting” Trump for some time before the confrontation.
Predictably, liberals panned the interview with the usual hate and “snark” that generally follows anything Palin does. Deadline Hollywood, for example, dedicated more space to the small cable network and the problems it experienced than the meat of the interview with Trump. The article, however, noted that Palin also spoke with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz.
“All in all, an underwhelming conversation,” DH said. “But it did the job – we all know what One America News Network is now.”
The reliably liberal Mother Jones called Palin a “fired Fox News host” and said it’s “unclear” what One America News is. The hatred also flowed freely on Twitter as “Sarah Palin” was a trending topic on the social media site.
“Why does Sarah Palin have a show/platform to say ANYthing?” one person asked. “That’s scary.” Others added their opinions.
“Sarah ‘can’t think of one paper I read’ Palin, complains about gotcha questions,” another person added. “Did you hear about that new comedy show that aired tonight?” asked another Twitter user. “It was called ‘The Sarah Palin-Donald Trump Interview’ but it wasn’t very funny.”
Trump, The Hill said, has praised the former vice-presidential candidate for being “somebody who knows what’s happening.” He has also indicated that he would “love” to have her join his administration in an official capacity. Video of the interview can be seen above.