Sarah Palin is relevant again, thanks to her recent endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and her son’s public domestic violence arrest.
During a segment of the Today Show where she was to discuss the Iowa caucuses, she had a bit of a freak-out after being asked about her son’s recent arrest.
On the very same day that she announced her endorsement for Trump, her son, Track, was arrested for a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
Palin addressed the issue in her endorsement speech, but pretty much blamed Track’s behavior on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and alluded to the notion that President Barack Obama does not do enough to help veterans suffering from PTSD and her son is an example of that.
When Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show asked Palin questions about the comments she made in her speech related to Obama, Palin became agitated and threw a tantrum.
“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 snapped.
She went on to “clarify” her statements about Obama but, essentially, just repeated exactly what she said before which is that there is more Obama “could do to prove that he respects our troops and let them do their job,” which still sounds a lot like she’s holding Obama responsible for Track’s “PTSD.”
Later on in the segment, Lauer explained that there were no promises made to Palin about the interview.
“In terms of credibility,” he told Palin, “there were no specific promises made about the content of the interview. Only that this would be your first interview since you endorsed Donald Trump.”
In true Palin fashion, she responded by suggesting she was asked on the show to talk about the candidate (Trump) who will “put America back on the right track.”
“Well, I was told that this interview is about the caucus tonight in Iowa. And right on, who will it be to put America back on the right track and restore constitutional government that we are lacking today and that we so need? And I said, ‘Right on, let me go talk about that. Sure.’ ”
Yes, Palin is a mother and it makes sense that she would become defensive about her kids. However, she set the ball in motion when she first commented on the arrest and tried to excuse her son’s reprehensible behavior.
Furthermore, she’s a political figure — of course her personal life comes in to play. How do you expect Americans to trust in your leadership abilities when your own kids are running amok?
Banner / Thumbnail : Reuters