Sarah Palin no-show at Trump event.

Hot Mess Flakes on Promised Appearance With Dumpster Fire

Hot Mess Flakes on Promised Appearance With Dumpster Fire

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Jan. 20 2016 12:14 PM

Hot Mess Flakes on Promised Appearance With Dumpster Fire

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Donald Trump in Norwalk, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 2016, sans Palin.

Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

Tuesday, Alaskan stateswoman Sarah Palin announced that she is supporting Donald Trump's campaign for president in a development that Slate described as a hot mess endorsing a dumpster fire. Trump's campaign subsequently said that "a very special guest" would appear with the candidate in Norwalk, Iowa, on Wednesday morning; tickets for the event were labeled "Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Norwalk, IA — With Special Guest." A Trump press release, referencing the Norwalk rally and a later appearance planned in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said that "Palin will travel ... to both events on Wednesday."

Well, Trump appeared in Norwalk on Wednesday morning, but neither Palin nor any other special guest showed up on stage with him. A Trump spokeswoman had a creative interpretation of how this fact squares with the campaign's assertion that Palin would be present:

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Oh, OK.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, cites another Trump operative who says Palin is already in Oklahoma

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