CLAIM

Sarah Palin excused Donald Trump's lewd comments by saying 'real men talk dirty.'

FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

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”:

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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.