Palin makes herself one of the few to publicly support Trump's idea

By Naja Rayne
Updated December 09, 2015 09:00 PM
Credit: Charlie Neibergall/AP; Mark Wilson/Getty

Sarah Palin is the latest of many politicians – from both the Republican and Democratic parties – to weigh in on Donald Trump‘s controversial statement about banning Muslims from the U.S.

Unlike many, Palin is siding with Trump.

The former Alaska Governor took to Facebook on Wednesday, backing the GOP front-runner in a lengthy post.

“Herd mentality running rampant with hypocritical and/or na ve pundits trying to crush Donald Trump because he’s committed to clobbering the bad guys, and putting the good guys first,” Palin wrote. “Trump’s temporary ban proposal is in the context of doing all we can to force the Feds to acknowledge their lack of strategy to deal with terrorism.”

Palin’s Facebook post makes her one of few to publicly support Trump’s proposal, which he announced on Monday, saying we need “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

The billionaire businessman claimed that research showed “there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.” Trump’s statement pointed to an online poll from the controversial think than Center for Security Policy, which claimed 25 percent of Muslims living in the U.S. believe violence against Americans “is justified as part of the global jihad.”

Almost immediately after his release went live, Trump caught backlash from representatives in both camps, calling him out on “his Islamophobia,” and saying that his ideas were “against everything we stand for.”

However, Palin understands Trump’s sentiments and believes his plan is necessary for protecting innocent lives.

“I said it back in 2009 and got beat up by the Left, but understood by the commonsense Right, and I’ll say it again: ‘if it saves innocent lives, ”profile away!”” she continued in her post. “When information shows someone comes to America after being in a radical Islamic stronghold, and embraces the Death Cult’s ideology that mandates butchering the innocent – then we are right in calling for shucking the political correctness that is fundamentally transforming America, and finally putting the security of innocent Americans FIRST.”

Trump has not yet responded to Palins show of support, but her gesture is not completely unexpected as Trump has praised her beliefs in the past, saying that she had a “kind of strength” you don’t see anymore, and even discussed adding her to his campaign at one point.

“I’d love that,” he said in an interview on The Palin Update on Mama Grizzly Radio. “She really is somebody that knows what’s happening and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person, and I think people know that.”

View Palin’s full Facebook post here.