Sarah Palin says Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has "disrespected the American people" by not yet putting his support behind Trump.
The ex-Republican House majority leader, who was viewed as the likely successor to former House Speaker John Boehner, was defeated by a Tea Party challenger in a stunning upset in the 2014 Virginia primary.
Palin is an avid Trump supporter and was one of his earlier, high profile endorsements, so it's not terribly surprising that she'd be going into Mama Bear mode and defending him now. Republicans such as Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, have distanced themselves from Mr. Trump over his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Palin praised herself during her answer to Tapper about Trump's problem with women. The two are set to meet in Washington, D.C. this week with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus and other members of the House GOP leadership.
'The people of America care about getting things done, finally, taking our government back and putting it on our side’.
Palin said that she felt she was fully vetted, but that her name on the ticket might be more of a burden than a help. She also told him she would work to support the primary opponent for Ryan in Wisconsin as retribution for his stance.
Sarah Palin says Paul Ryan will soon be 'Cantored'
'It kind of screws his chances for the 2020 bid, that he's gunning for, ' Palin said.'If the GOP were to win now, that wouldn't bode well for his chances in 2020, and that's what he's shooting for'.
Mr. Ryan said last week that conservatives wanted to know if Mr. Trump shared their values.
"Those concerns are relatively speaking, Jake, they're superficial, talking about tone and certain verbiage that is chosen over what perhaps Paul Ryan or somebody would have chosen to articulate, she said".
Palin said: "They already know who I am, what I stand for. I want America to win." "They wouldn't be in for any surprises".