Sarah Palin has had it up to here with immigrants who don't speak American - and yes, that's a direct quote.

Speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday, Palin blasted Spanish-speaking immigrants in particular. "I think we can send a message and say, 'You want to be in America? A. You better be here legally or you're out of here. B. When you're here, let's speak American,'" the former governor of Alaska asserted.

Palin quickly corrected herself, adding: "I mean, that's just — let's speak English. That's kind of a unifying aspect of a nation, the language that is understood by all."

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The former vice presidential hopeful was weighing in on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's belief that candidates should not speak Spanish on the campaign trail. (Trump, for the record, has also proposed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep Mexican immigrants out of the country.)

We hear Trump may be looking for a running mate ... however, Palin apparently thinks she'd be better suited for Energy Secretary in a hypothetical Trump cabinet.

Watch her comments about immigrants, as well as her full interview, here: