Backed up by Sarah Palin, GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPost piles on: ‘Beyond debate’ Trump is unfit for office Clinton, Netanyahu have ‘in-depth’ conversation about US-Israeli ties NYT lays out argument against Trump for president MORE stood firm in saying it would have been inappropriate to name a favorite Bible verse when pressed by an interviewer.
“That’s a very personal thing. I don’t like giving that out to people that you hardly know,” Trump told Palin on “On Point” late Friday.
Responding to Palin calling it a “gotcha question,” Trump continued: “Frankly, I don’t know if they’re fair questions or not fair questions.”
After a series of combative moments with the press this week, Trump found a much more supportive interviewer in Palin. The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate is guest-hosting a nightly show on conservative cable news network One America News Network.
Palin praised the presidential candidate repeatedly, starting the interview off by saying that “everything about Donald Trump’s campaign is avant garde.”
She lauded Trump’s handling of a confrontation with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos earlier this week. Trump kicked Ramos out of a news conference for asking a question when he wasn’t called on, and later had a testy exchange with him after letting him return.
“You schooled that radical activist,” Palin said. “It was the right thing to do. Where’d you get your guts for that kind of necessary confrontation?”
She also repeatedly complimented Trump on his poll numbers and his connection with military veterans.
The two also took turns ripping President Obama’s honesty when it comes to economic data.
“I don’t think we’re getting the truth out of the White House,” Palin said.
“The White House is not truthful,” Trump responded.
He decried the way unemployment statistics are kept, saying that people “look for jobs, they give up, and all off a sudden, statistically they’re considered employed.”