Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joined forces Friday evening to bemoan the current state of the U.S. economy, among other topics, on the conservative news show "On Point," which Palin has been guest hosting this week.
Trump was invited to join the One American News Network show along with two other Republican presidential candidates, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for separate interviews with the 2008 vice presidential nominee.
In the interview, Palin told Trump that she did not believe the White House has been truthful about unemployment rates. "If you really look at the economy, Sarah, it's been terrible," Trump said, agreeing.
Palin also praised Trump for the points he brought up in a dispute with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos over illegal immigration at a Tuesday press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, that made headlines when Trump ejected the reporter.
"You schooled that radical activist," Palin said.
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Trump was asked Wednesday on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect" to share his favorite Bible passage, but the Republican candidate declined to name one. Palin blasted the media for quizzing Trump about the Bible, arguing that Democratic candidates rarely receive questions on the topic.
Palin also spoke in support of Trump to "Extra TV" Thursday.
“He’s shaking it up the way it should be and he’s leading other candidates in having to talk about the issues that average Joe Six-Pack American wants to hear and wants to talk about,” Palin said.
In turn, Trump said he is also a fan of the 2008 vice presidential nominee. While a guest on "The Palin Update," a radio program, he told host Kevin Scholla that Palin would be a great addition to his administration should he be elected.
“She really is somebody who knows what’s happening, and she’s a special person,” Trump said. “Everybody loves her."
Trump reiterated his approval of the former Alaskan governor in his interview with her Friday.
"I have to say you are a terrific person and it's great to be with you," he said.
Despite their mutual affection, there was no mention of a Trump-Palin 2016 ticket.