Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave an epic speech at Friday’s Western Conservative Summit in which she made a brilliant point that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was already creating jobs — because some of the protesters at Trump’s rallies have actually been paid to be there.
“We’ve been telling him he should hold his rallies at his construction sites. You know protesters aren’t going to show up at a job site,” Palin quipped during her speech. “Did you know some of those rabble-rousers, they’re actually paid protesters.
“So there you go, not even president yet and our guy’s already creating jobs,” she added.
That’s a pretty funny — and accurate — point. Trump’s getting things done before he’s even president. Democrat front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a tough time managing to do the job she had been hired to do. So there’s that.
ABC News reported that a self-described Trump protester, Paul Horner, admittedto having been paid $3,500 to protest at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona, in March.
Horner claimed that he responded to a Craigslist ad: “I answered a Craigslist ad about a group needing actors for a political event.” He also said that he received a check for his participation in the protest from a group called “Women are the Future.”
You can listen to Palin’s full speech below — which is definitely worth a listen — but her joke about Trump creating jobs starts at around the 8-minute mark:
Palin’s comments, while funny, also highlighted the lengths to which Trump’s opponents have been willing to go to keep him out of the White House — and how much harder Trump is going to have to push back in order to win the general election in November.
As far as Palin’s comment on Trump creating jobs months before the general election — like most humor, it’s funny because it’s true.