Sarah Palin claimed today that Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Donald Trump are both heroes.
Trump recently made headlines when he said that McCain was not a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam war.
Palin told CNN via email:
Sen. McCain dedicated his life to serving our country, and in my humble opinion the sacrifices made by all ethical service members are heroic -- putting it all on the line to defend freedom IS heroic -- and Donald Trump is a hero in another arena.
Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional. We're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk.
Palin suggested that McCain and Trump "resolve the media driven wedge between them."
However, the media has accurately reported both McCain and Trump's comments.
We can keep the debate focused on significant issues at hand. I leave politics of personal destruction to those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs who's only take away from any debate is any salacious slip-up, as if they've never wanted to restate something they've publicly uttered.
I'll fight the exhausting, divisive strategy that's taken hold under the current crop of politicians who refuse to allow our United States to unite. Both Mr. Trump and Sen. McCain can contribute their gifts and talents to join that fight to work together, because the Left is headed the other direction and under that desired division we will fall.
The Washington Post reports that Trump shot to the lead of the 2016 Republican presidential nominee race in a Washington Post-ABC News poll that was taken just as Trump's comments were beginning to be reported last week.
While Trump's support was dropped on the final night of the telephone survey when he made his remarks about McCain, he still broke ahead with 24 percent of GOP voters' support.
Trump has gained momentum after repeatedly claiming that Mexican immigrants are "rapists."