Sarah Palin wants all immigrants in the US to 'speak American'

As if Donald Trump's rise to the top of the polls in the US wasn't already enough of a concern, Sarah Palin is also slowly creeping her way back into the mainstream.

The former Alaska governor, who has spent the best part of the past few years trying (and mostly failing) to control her unruly grown-up children and shouting incoherently into a camera for her own TV station, appears to be lining herself up for a senior role in a prospective Trump administration.

This weekend, Palin joined Trump's criticism of his Republican rival Jeb Bush, whose wife is Mexican, over his fluency in Spanish.

“It’s a benefit of Jeb Bush to be able to be so fluent in Spanish, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population that is helping to build America and that's good,” Palin told CNN.

She added:

On the other hand, you know, I think we can send a message and say: ‘You want to be in America? A, you better be here legally, or you’re outta here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American.’

I mean, that’s just, that’s... let's, let’s speak English. And that's kind of a unifying aspect of a nation is the language that is understood by all.

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