Sarah Palin stunned many by stumping for Donald Trump in Tampa, Florida, on Monday.
The appearance came after news broke that her husband Todd was in a “serious” snow machine accident and was in an Alaskan hospital.
“My husband was out snowmachining, and thank you guys for your prayers for my husband who is recovering right now in ICU after a little wreck on a snowmachine, so thank you. Big wreck. Thank you. But, uh, you know, when real life happens, right? When somebody is sick in your family, there’s an accident that happens, all these challenges, these struggles … all these real life issues that happen, it really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?” she asked the crowd.
“And doesn’t it make you appreciate your time? Time is our most valuable resource. And it makes me appreciate the time that we have to spend in doing something so worthy, and that’s to get Donald J. Trump elected President.”
Palin was just getting started.
“And what we don’t have time for is all that petty, punk ass little thuggery stuff that’s been going on with these quote-unquote protesters who are doing nothing but wasting your time.”
The appearance brought confusion on social media as it was reported by several outlets that Palin had cancelled her appearances to rush back to Alaska.
Unexpectedly, Sarah Palin is here in Tampa ahead of Trump town hall. That’s after she cancelled another event. pic.twitter.com/KSuHOW4UY5
— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) March 14, 2016
I thought Palin canceled the Villages event because of her husband. Why is she at other events in Florida right now?
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 14, 2016
Wait. I thought she canceled the other event to be with her injured husband https://t.co/Wo64ZsgorF
— Sunny#NeverTrump (@sunnyright) March 14, 2016
— Pete Finnegan (@Pete_Finnegan) March 14, 2016
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