After #Donald Trump officially announced his campaign for president in June 2015, most political pundits and members of the media didn't take him too seriously. Fast forward to president day and the former host of "The Apprentice" is the new president-elect, and did so with the support of controversial figures like #Sarah Palin by his side..
Palin in the cabinet
Shortly after the the start of 2016, former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became one of the first high-profiled Republicans to publicly endorse Donald Trump for president. In the 10 months that followed, Palin would appear, from time to time, with the billionaire real estate mogul on the campaign trail. Palin became such a strong advocate for Trump that her name ended up on the short list to join him as his running mate. Following Trump's big win on election night, Palin's name was floated as possible Secretary of Interior. As reported by ABC News on November 30, Palin is now being considered for a different position, which she promoted on her offical Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday night.
NEW: Sarah Palin under consideration for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, sources tell @ABC News.November 30, 2016Advertisements
ABC News originally broke the story that Sarah Palin is in line to potentially take on the position as #Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Speaking to the Trump transition team, Palin said, "I feel as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need." If selected, Palin would be in charge of running the largest government agency, as ABC News notes that the Department of Veterans Affairs is made up of more than 300,000 employees, which an projected budget of more than $180 million.
We should be grateful we'll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our... https://t.co/lb5wdrlrWu— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 30, 2016
In a post on her offical Facebook and Twitter pages, Palin linked to the ABC News story of her potential new position as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In the post, the former governor praised Donald Trump. "We should be grateful we'll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our nation made," Palin writes.
Going further, Palin referred to Trump as "a pro-private sector individual who surely understands bigger government is NOT the answer," while applauding him for wanting to "drain the swamp" in Washington. In addition, Sarah Palin shared a video posted on the Facebook page of her son-in-law, Dakota Meyer, who talked up the 2008 failed Republican vice presidential candidate as someone who "supports out troops and loves our country."