The reemergence of Sarah Palin to the national spotlight has been a bizarre ride at best, this after the former GOP Vice President candidate publicly endorsed businessman Donald Trump. During a Trump stump event in Oklahoma, Palin shifted the blame of her eldest son’s domestic violence woes onto President Barack Obama.
The Daily Beast writes:
While speaking at a Donald Trump campaign stop Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla., Sarah Palin addressed the “elephant in the room”: her son Track’s domestic violence arrest. And she seemingly pinned it on a perceived lack of respect for military veterans on the part of President Obama.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened,” she said. “They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” she added. “And that starts from the top.”
“That comes from our own president,” she elaborated, “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?’”
“So when my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with,” she continued before pivoting back to why she was in Oklahoma in the first place.
“And it makes me realize, more than ever, it is now or never, for the sake of America’s finest, that we have that commander-in-chief who will respect them and honor them.” That would be Trump, she said.
This past Monday, Track Palin, a former U.S. Army soldier who fought in Iraq, was charged with fourth-degree assault, interfering with a report of domestic violence, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.
According to police records, police responded to a disturbance at the Palin home in Wasilla, Alaska. Upon arrival, Mr. Palin’s girlfriend, Jordan Loewe, said she called 911 stating that he punched her and was concerned he was going to shoot himself. Mr. Palin also called 911, stating that Loewe was drunk.
Mr. Palin, freed on $1,500 bail, is due back in court Feb. 19.
Sarah Palin Shifts Blame Of Son’s Domestic Violence Onto President Obama was originally published on newsone.com