Former Gov. Sarah Palin appears on FOX News' On The Record Tuesday night to talk about Donald Trump and his plan to deal with illegal immigration. Palin said Trump's immigration plan will force other Republican presidential candidates to "explain why they don't support the policies that Mr. Trump has come out with."
"Really it's a shot across the bow to the other candidates because now they are going to have to explain why can't build a wall even though we have been saying it for years there in the political classes in D.C.," she said. "They have been promising people a wall. Now they are going to have to explain to people why they don't support the policies that Mr. Trump has come out with."
Palin said Trump is the best thing to happen to those against the permanent political class.
"I am very pleased he is offering himself up for service to our country," she said.
Palin, however, would not endorse Trump, but was very enthusiastic about him. Palin said there are other candidates she likes, including Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: Let's start with Donald Trump's immigration plan. Let me start first with a wall. He says he is going to build a wall and is going to get Mexico toe to pay for it is that possible?
SARAH PALIN: Heck yeah, it's possible. His immigration policy and these common sense plans of his that most Americans, I believe, have been thinking just not being able to say because we don't have a microphone like he does. The immigration plan of his, especially the wall, that's common sense. It's a real shot in the arm to constitutionalists and conservatives who want America to be put first by our leaders and really it's a shot across the bow to the other candidates because now they are going to have to explain why can't build a wall even though we have been saying it for years there in the political classes in D.C. They have been promising people a wall. Now they are going to have to explain to people why they don't support the policies that Mr. Trump has come out with.
VAN SUSTEREN: Are his policies somewhat incomplete and that a lot of the illegal immigration in this country isn't necessarily coming in through that corridor, but includes a lot of people who get visas to come to this country, they stay in this country well past their visas, they overstay their visas. So, what is he going to do, round those people up? What do we do about those people?
PALIN: Well, he is talking big picture, of course, plus specifics, thankfully, more specifics than any other candidate by the way. It will be great to hear all 16, 17 of them rebuild their plans that would trump Trump's. I think that's going to be tough to do though. but, when Donald Trump is talking about the immigration problems that we have today it, inviting and incentivizing illegals to come over open borders and to be allowed to compete for or take American jobs and really disseminating the middle class, especially young black men, young Hispanic men, where their unemployment rates are 30%, 40%. And cheap labor is going to make that even worse for them.
Donald Trump is talking big picture here. When we incentivize people to come on over, any avenue, it sends the wrong message to illegals come on over. In fact, we're rewarding who would take illegal action as their first step as they're on our land. How much sense does that make? He wants to stop that and certainly send a message that America comes first.