President Barack Obama said that the beginnings of Donald Trump's unlikely rise to power can be found in the Republican party's embrace of Sarah Palin in 2008 when she ran for vice president, according to an interview with New York Magazine published Monday.
"I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party," Obama said in the wide-ranging interview with New York's Jonathan Chait.
The president links the Republican nominee's success to the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in 2008.
President Obama did a lot of reflecting on his Republican opposition in an interview with New York Magazine out today.
New York Magazine today published an interview with President Obama which largely focuses on his legacy. But this is the quote that’s getting notice: “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidenti...
President Barack Obama said in an interview published on Sunday that he believes the rise of Donald Trump can be traced back to another Republican firebrand — former vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Obama spoke with New York M...