The joke was on Sarah Palin. She appeared at Mar a lago for a Republican fund raiser. Donald Trump didn’t appear. Melania didn’t appear. Ivanka and Jared didn’t appear. Todd Palin, Bristol, Dakota and Willow and Trig weren’t there. The people who did appear with Sarah conveyed a message from Donald Trump. Diamond and Silk were there.
Diamond and Silk are not particularly impressive individuals. They are not known for being particularly informed or impressive speakers. Star Parker also appeared.
Star Parker was the emcee for the evening. She couldn’t pronounce Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s name when she introduced the potential Republican gubernatorial candidate. Star Parker has made a name for herself by opposing abortion, divorce, homosexuality, same-sex marriageand birth control.
Given Trump’s long and colorful history of racism, it seems obvious that he chose these women to appear with Sarah Palin thinking that Palin wouldn’t realize that the joke was on her. In Trump’s mind Diamond, Silk, Star, and Sarah were equally ignorant, hypocrites, and an embarassment to women.
Palin was reportedly paid a $15,000 speaking fee. It’s not clear what, if anything, Diamond, Silk, and Star were paid.
During Palin’s speech the murmur of the audience reportedly rose to a “dull roar.” Palin chastized her audience by saying:
“I wish you guys would pay attention to what I’m saying,”
“I traveled all the way from Alaska for two days to get here.”
It seems that Sarah Palin has still not realized that the joke is on her. Nobody cares what she has to say. She is as relevant as Diamond, Silk, and Star Parker.