Guess Who Agrees With Trump's Muslim Ban?
That's right, Sarah Palin
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Former vice presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin speaks during a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – It seems everyone is upset with Donald Trump over his suggestion that the US bar Muslims from entering, but now he has someone in his corner: Sarah Palin. In a Facebook note titled, "Hey, Media, Try Again To Take Down Trump (and Cruz for Understanding the Trump Context)," Palin writes, "Herd mentality running rampant with hypocritical and/or naive pundits trying to crush Donald Trump because he's committed to clobbering the bad guys, and putting the good guys first. Trump's temporary ban proposal is in the context of doing all we can to force the Feds to acknowledge their lack of strategy to deal with terrorism."

She goes on to claim she had the same basic idea during the 2008 campaign when she said, "if it saves innocent lives, 'profile away!'" And, she notes, Trump's ban idea isn't even that radical: "The Feds have always banned whomever they choose from entering the US, they have the ability, we've given them the right, and they have a track record proving it. Trump's idea isn't new. (President Carter banned Iranians, rounded up Iranian students, "profiled" and targeted a populace based on religious ideology in 1979-1980, and was PRAISED by the Left.)" She calls Trump "a bold, non-politician candidate," and his idea "commonsense."