After being blindsided on NBC’s “Today” show, Sarah Palin ripped into the hosts for interrogating her about remarks she made at a Donald Trump Rally. Those remarks purportedly “seemed” to suggest that Barak Obama was at fault for Palin’s son’s PTSD.
The host, Savannah Guthrie, said:
“I want to ask you about something you said on the campaign trail, which is the arrest of your son Track. And you talked about it and you mentioned PTSD and you said that President Obama may be to blame for some of the PTSD that’s out there,”
Palin: “I never said that, I never said that…
Guthrie: “Let’s take it piece by piece and talk about exactly what you mean,”
Lashing back, Palin she said, “you guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight not to talk about my kids and that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises, evidently.”
Palin went on to explain she never blamed Obama for PTSD, although she acknowledged that she has blamed him for problems related to military budgets in the past.
After endorsing Trump last month, Palin was speaking at a rally just days after her son was arrested for domestic violence charges.
“I can talk personally about this. I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room — because my own family, going through what we’re going through today with my son, a combat vet having served in a Stryker brigade fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. But my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. They come back hardened,” she said.
“It’s a shame that our military personnel even have to question, have to wonder if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top. The question, though, it comes from the top, the question, though, that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, ‘Do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?'”
In Monday’s interview, Palin was pressed on whether she regretted the comments, and she responded, “I don’t regret any comment that I made, because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president.”
Later in the show, host Matt Lauer clarified that there had not been any specific promises made before Palin did the interview, which was her first since the endorsement.
“I was told this interview was about the caucus tonight in Iowa,” Palin said, standing firm.
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What do you think? Do you support Palin for standing up to the media?