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Donald Trump would love to have Sarah Palin in his administration

If elected to the White House, real estate magnate Donald Trump would "love" to have former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin as a part of his team.

"I'd love that because she really is somebody that knows what's happening and she's a special person," Trump told "The Palin Update," a talk show airing on 24-hour Palin-centric news station Mama Grizzly Radio. "She's really a special person and I think people know that."

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Though the Republican presidential candidate did not say he had a specific cabinet post in mind for Palin, he told talk show host Kevin Scholla that "everybody loves her."

"I still have people saying, 'Get Sarah's support! Get Sarah's support! No matter where I go," Trump said.

The billionaire businessman feels that he has some things in common with the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, saying that "like me, she's got people that don't exactly love us and we understand who they are and sort of forget about that."

"But," Trump added, "she has a tremendously loyal group of people out there for her."

Palin holds Trump in high regard, too. She recently called him a "hero," in a posting on Facebook. She wrote that he is a "candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional."