When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president last June, many wondered which, if any, politicians would offer their endorsement. Enter former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who went public with her support in January.

Palin on Trump

Palin stood by Trump at a campaign rally in January, officially returning to the spotlight just in time for the primary season to kick into gear. The failed 2008 vice presidential candidate had been out of the headlines for sometime, and as expected, brought controversy to the campaign. Twenty-hours prior to standing with Trump, Palin's son, Track, was arrested and hitwith domestic violence charges, whileher daughter, Bristol, has since been involved in multiple child custody battles.

The former governor of Alaska has since made multiple campaign stops for Trump, with each getting heavy criticism from the media. Palin was at it once again during a stop in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday night, and inadvertently gave the billionare real estate mogul a new nickname.

"Do you know-how distrusted you are, main stream media? Palin rhetorically asked to the roar of the crowd, telling the media to "Suck it up, cupcake!" Palin went on to trash the media, claiming that political pundits were "very confused" and had "failed us." This is when Palin's rant went off the hinges.

"Trump came roaring in through this primary, and he blew the lid off the corrupted and corroded machine,' Palin stated, saying of the former host of "The Apprentice," "He was like a 'golden wrecking ball.'" Palin ended her rant by comparing the current state of Washington to slavery. "If you prefer Jefferson's dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery under a corrupt and overpowering government today, then you fight for that freedom, and you will Make America Great Again!" Palin concluded.

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Election forecast

Over the last 11 months, Trump has gone from a joke candidate to clinching the Republican nomination. Outlasting 16 other candidates, Trump is poised to face Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton in this November's general election. Where Clinton once held a double-digit lead, Trump has since narrowed the numbers. According to Real Clear Politics most recent rolling average, Trump and Clinton are now tied on a national level, both polling within the margin of error.