Sarah Palin says: ''America loves you, and we do love 'he who will be next President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin voiced her support in Cedar Rapids for Donald Trump saying, "America loves you, and we do love 'he who will be next President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.'" "Are you ready to make American great again, are you ready to get government off our back and back on our side," Palin said. "Only one candidate has a record that proves that he's the one that is going to get the job done, the one common-sense conservative, that really is in a perfect position to tell the Washington Good Ole Boys, 'Hey the status quo is gonna go,' because the Americans people are taking our country back," she said. "When both parties, the machine...when both of them hate you, then you know America loves you, and we do love he who will be next President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump," Palin said. "This great awakening that you are all a part of, is telling those in D.C., those Good Old Boys, that we are not going to take it anymore, enough is enough." Palin, a former Alaska governor who was Republican Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election won by Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Palin's folksy, plain-speaking style has won her a loyal following among some conservatives, but she remains a polarizing figure, even among Republicans. It is unclear whether she can attract additional support to Trump, whose own blunt rhetoric has helped lift him to the top of the crowded Republican field. Trump's ground-breaking White House campaign faces a moment of truth on Monday when Iowa voters begin the nationwide process of choosing a new U.S. president, with polls showing him in a tight battle with Cruz to be the Republican nominee. A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Iowa poll on Saturday showed 45 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers were still uncertain and could be persuaded to switch to another candidate. Iowans will begin choosing candidates at 7 p.m. CST, with results expected within a few hours. The caucuses will be the first time Trump, a real estate tycoon and former reality TV star, has put his political appeal to the test.