Donald Trump shocked the world when his candidacy went from a joke to legitimate just months after his campaign announcement. While the billionaire real estate mogul is the current leader in the Republican primary, his campaign has been marred by controversial statements, rally violence, and questionable endorsements.

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When former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her endorsement of Trump in January, many were surprised that she ditched conservative Christian and Tea Party favorite, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Since openly supporting Trump, Palin and her family have been in a downward spiral.

Palin's son, Track, was arrested just 24 hours before the Trump endorsement, and charged with domestic violence against a female. Palin's daughter, Bristol, has since been forced into two joint custody agreements with both of her ex-fiances. In addition, Palin's husband, Todd, was seriously injured in a snow mobile accident. Despite the personal issues, Palin was on hand in Wisconsin during a campaign rally on April 1, as reported by Mediaite.

Reports from social media came quick and were not pleasant. Many who were on hand at the event and/or watching via the live stream pointed out that the audience were often laughing at a rambling Palin, giving a polite applause, or remaining silent.

One moment that is getting the most attention was when Palin turned her attention to illegal immigration. Palin said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were getting enticed to cross the border with "gift baskets with soccer balls," playing on the negative stereo-type that Mexicans want handouts and all play soccer.

After she concluded her speech, NBC's Chris Jansing took to twitter to quote Palin who said, "At least they didn't boo."

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This past week, the former host of "The Apprentice" called for "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if it is made illegal in the future, while engaging in the tabloid-style sex scandal allegedly involving Ted Cruz and five different women. Even with the negativity surrounding the campaign, Trump has still maintained his lead in the GOP primary.