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Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for president

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WATCH ABOVE: Sarah Palin officially endorses GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump – Jan 19, 2016

Republican nominee hopeful Donald Trump has the official blessing of Tea Party sweetheart Sarah Palin.

Palin joined Trump on stage at a rally in Iowa Tuesday evening to show her support.

“When I heard that she was going to endorse me, I was so honoured,” Trump said, as he introduced Palin to the stage.

WATCH: Donald Trump says he’s ‘honoured’ to be endorsed by Sarah Palin

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Donald Trumps says he’s ‘honoured’ to be endorsed by Sarah Palin – Jan 19, 2016
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Palin said she was “stirring it up a little” in lending her support “To the next president.”

WATCH: Sarah Palin says Donald Trump has a ‘quiet generosity’

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Sarah Palin says Donald Trump has a ‘quiet generosity’ – Jan 19, 2016

The endorsement comes just 12 days before the critical Iowa caucus, where Trump is in a dead heat with Sen. Ted Cruz.

WATCH: ‘Sarah Palin is fantastic’: Ted Cruz reacts to announcement of Palin endorsing Trump

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‘Sarah Palin is fantastic’: Ted Cruz reacts to announcement of Palin endorsing Trump – Jan 19, 2016

The former Alaska governor has some experience running for the White House — she was pegged as presidential candidate John McCain’s VP in the 2008 election.

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Also like Trump, Palin has been a reality TV star, appearing in Sarah Palin’s Alaska and Amazing America with Sarah Palin.

Trump and his tagline “You’re fired” got huge ratings on The Apprentice and spin-off Celebrity Apprentice.

More to come.

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