In an appearance CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential campaign, reacted to the news of a “major announcement” that includes a “very special guest” at a campaign event for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Ames, IA later in the day and the possibility that guest could be former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2016
Tyler was asked if Palin were to endorse Trump if it would be a “blow” to Cruz’s presidential effort, to which Tyler said it would be a “blow” to Palin instead.
“I think it’d be a blow to Sarah Palin because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” Tyler said. “He supported TARP bailout. It goes on and on and on. Donald Trump claims he’s changed all those views. But I think if it was Sarah Palin — let me just say, I’d be deeply disappointed.”
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