Sarah Palin Loses It When Asked About Son’s Domestic Violence Problem On The Today Show
Sarah Palin flipped out earlier today when the hard-hitting hosts of the TODAY Show had the gall to ask her about comments she made during her Trump endorsement insinuating that President Obama was responsible for her son’s PTSD–which, she says, is what caused him to punch his girlfriend in the face. Palin claimed she did not recall making such comments.
The comment Palin didn’t recall making was, “It’s a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder, if they have to question if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top. The question, though, it comes from our own president, when they have to look at him and wonder, ‘Do you know what we go through?'”
Palin said that she didn’t blame President Obama entirely for her son’s PTSD, but did not regret any of the things she said that she can’t remember.
“I don’t regret any comment that I made, because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president. I did say, though, that there is — and suggested very adamantly that there is much more that our commander-in-chief can do to prove that he respects our troops and will let them do their job.”
I don’t know. If you were a person who had just come back from a harrowing and traumatic war, which would you want more of? People blowing smoke up your ass about how much they love the troops, or the myriad of bills meant to help veterans that were consistently voted against by Palin’s Republican colleagues?
She then insisted that she’d been tricked by the producers of the show, who promised her she was just coming on to talk about politics and the constitution.
“You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids!,” she exclaimed. “And that was a promise! But, as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises evidently.”
Except, as the hosts tried to explain to her, she was made no such promises, and that the premise of the interview was merely that it was her first since endorsing Trump.
Palin disagreed, insisting that “I was told that this interview was about the caucus (Monday) 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.”
It looks like Palin understands just about as much about journalism as she does about the constitution and what would actually be helpful for veterans! For some reason, it has yet to occur to her that interviews–even on TODAY–are not actually infomercials for herself and her ideas, in which she is never supposed to be challenged in any way whatsoever.