Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of “massive disappointment” if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants.
The Republican presidential nominee has signalled he will soften his immigration plan, which was a central plank of his primary campaign.
Instead of sending all 11 million people living illegally in the US, he now says only criminals will go.
Mrs Palin’s backing of Trump in January was regarded as a coup. She demonstrated as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 that she possesses a rare star power in the Republican party.
But on Friday she told the Wall Street Journal that “wishy-washy positions” on core positions would result in “massive disappointment”.
“Parts of the message we heard in the last week are clearly not consistent with the stringent position and message that supporters have received all along,”