Donald Trump decided to have dinner with some friends at the White House on Wednesday night. When some of the names being invited included former half-term Alaska Gov #Sarah Palin, social media quickly went viral in its response.
Not long after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president back in June 2015, he started to gain surprising momentum that launched him to the Republican nomination last summer, and eventually his shocking general election win over Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Prior to Trump building up that large support base, Sarah Palin came out as one of the first high-profiled Republicans to publicly support the former host of "The Apprentice." In the months that would follow, Palin would often appear on the campaign trail for Trump, building such a strong relationship that her name was rumored to be on the short list for vice president, as well as a potential job in the White House. While Palin ultimately decided to stay at home and not take on a position in the administration, Trump invited her for dinner on Wednesday night. Along with Palin, she also brought singers Kid Rock and #Ted Nugent, which resulted in heavy mocking and trolling at the hands of Twitter on April 20.
With the controversial threesome of Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock touring the White House, even taking a picture in front of a Hillary Clinton portrait, the three were viciously targeted on social media. "Look! Ted Nugent! Sarah Palin! Kid Rock! Future Ex-President Don! It's the next cast of "Dancing With Trailer Park Trash!'" former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Oldbermann tweeted out.
Look! Ted Nugent! Sarah Palin! Kid Rock! Future Ex-President Don! It's the next cast of "Dancing With Trailer Park Trash!" https://t.co/e5kI5ijEq6— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 20, 2017
So Sarah Palin, Kid Rock & Ted Nugent walk into the Oval... Not a joke. It really happened. 🤠 pic.twitter.com/WyIG8AgPrr— Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY) April 20, 2017
"@POTUS invited @SarahPalinUSA to dinner and told her to bring some friends," CNN's Jake Tapper pointed out, while attaching pictures of the three at the White House. "So Sarah Palin, Kid Rock & Ted Nugent walk into the Oval..Not a joke. It really happened," Kentucky Secretary of State Alison L. Grimes wrote on her Twitter account.
Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin walk into the White House. This isn't a joke. Our capital has become a white trash convention.— Aiden Wolfe (@AidenWolfe) April 20, 2017
2009 White House: Aretha, Stevie, Bruce, Yo-Yo Ma. 2017 White House: racist pedo, wack rock-rapper, half term gov. https://t.co/xXupWA2UAv— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 20, 2017
"And nothing says Sarah Palin like bringing Ted Nugent and Kid Rock with you to the White House. Ted once called for Obama to be hung," another Twitter user pointed out. "2009 White House: Aretha, Stevie, Bruce, Yo-Yo Ma. 2017 White House: racist pedo, wack rock-rapper, half term gov," MSNBC host Joe Reid added.
Donald Trump, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin walk into the Oval Office...— Jonathan Diener (@jonodiener) April 20, 2017
This actually happened. The only joke is our country.
"Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin walk into the White House. This isn't a joke. Our capital has become a white trash convention," one tweet went on to read. As of press time, none of the three have issued a comment on their meeting with Donald Trump.