Palin defends Trump from 'gotcha' question
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, defended Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE after the 2016 GOP front-runner confused the Quds Force, an Iranian military group, for the Kurds, a Middle Eastern people.


“I think I'd rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit,” Palin said during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I don't think the public gives a flying flip if somebody knows who, today, is a specific leader of a specific region or a religion or anything,” she said, “because that leader will change, of course, when the next president comes into power, just based on the volatility of politics in these other areas.”

Of course, Palin herself came under fire during the 2008 campaign after an embarrassing interview with Katie Couric in which the governor couldn’t name a newspaper that she reads and discussed her foreign policy credentials, citing Alaska’s proximity to Russia -- remarks that were mocked on “Saturday Night Live.”