On 12 October 2016, the Facebook page “Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off” published a photograph of Sarah Palin along with a quote ostensibly uttered by her in which she defended the lewd remarks made by Donald Trump in 2005 by saying “that’s how real men talk”:
This is not a genuine statement from Sarah Palin, as “Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off” is a Facebook group that deals almost exclusively in spoofing (mostly right-wing) politicians by attributing fake quotes to them. The Facebook group has targeted Palin on several occasions, assigning fabricated statements about vaccinations‘ causing homosexuality, electing a president with a “real name,” and focusing on “black privilege” instead of white privilege” to the former Alaska governor.
In a Facebook post, the real Sarah Palin termed Trump’s comments “locker room trash talk” and said that she had heard much worse:
Give me a break. Hillary feigns outrage over Trump’s locker room trash talk (it IS trash — however, as a former sports reporter I’ve heard much worse in locker rooms.