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This morning, Sarah Palin canceled her Florida appearances with Donald Trump after her husband was hospitalized in intensive care last night. This afternoon, Palin showed up in Florida anyway.

Palin, who was breathless and tripped over her words, cited her husband’s snowmobile injury— “real life issues that happen”—as evidence of how necessary a Trump presidency has become. She also accused the media of supporting the “petty, punk-ass little thuggery stuff” propagated by “these quote-unquote protestors.”

Her speech was an introduction for Chris Christie.

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