Sarah Palin Freaks Out Over Question About Son's Arrest: 'I'm Here to Talk About Politics!'
Sarah Palin lashed out on live TV after being asked about her son Track's arrest on domestic abuse charges.
On Monday morning, the former Alaska governor was interviewed by the Today show in Iowa where she is campaigning for Donald Trump.
Host Savannah Guthrie said: “I want to ask you about something you mentioned on the campaign trail, which is the arrest of your son, Track. You talked about it and then you mentioned PTSD, and you said that President Obama may be to blame for some of the PTSD.”
Palin hit back: “I never said that! 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. I never blamed President Obama.”
Palin's 26-year-old son Track, a veteran, was arrested last month after his girlfriend claimed he punched her in the head and then threatened to take his life, according to authorities. He later pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving a weapon
Following the arrest, Palin said her son is suffering from PTSD from a tour of duty in Iraq and accused President Obama of not doing enough to help veterans.
On Monday, Today host Matt Lauer asked if she regretted placing blame on the president.
"What did I say that was offensive?" she responded. "I don’t regret any comment that I made because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president. But no, if you guys have a specific quote, it allows the media to be more credible if you guys will tell me exactly what you’re talking about and then I can address that specific sentence."
Lauer replied: “In terms of credibility, there were no promises made about content of the interview. Only that this would be your first interview since you endorsed Donald Trump.”