Palin: Politicians using 'teddy bears' to lure immigrants
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday night heaped praise on Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE, saying his stance on immigration will help conservatives push lawmakers to get tougher on the issue.

Palin, speaking as a Trump surrogate at GOP dinner in Wisconsin, blasted establishment politicians for being soft on immigration.


"Knowing that Trump won on that issue, it should empower you to go ahead and ask the candidates, 'What the heck are you thinking, candidates? What are you thinking when you're going ahead and actually asking for more immigrants, illegal immigrants, welcoming them in, even inducing and seducing immigrants with gift baskets of teddy bears and soccer balls?' " Palin said in a speech at the Republican Party Presidential Dinner, according to the Washington Examiner.

"It's just inviting more. Candidates can say anything they want to about immigration, but actions scream so much louder than a politician's words," she added.

The former Alaska governor also blasted trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying they are eroding America’s character and work ethic.

"Where we're headed with trade, well, it's going to ultimately fundamentally transform America into something we don't recognize, and our kids and our grandkids ... they'll never know then what it is then to be rewarded for that entrepreneurial spirit that God creates within us in order to work and to produce and to strive and to thrive and to really be alive," she said.