“You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids,” the former governor of Alaska says
Sarah Palin got testy on NBC’s “Today” show Monday when discussion turned from the Iowa caucus to her recent comments about her son’s domestic violence arrest and PTSD, which she seemed suggest was due to President Obama’s treatment of veterans.
“I never said that,” Palin told Savannah Guthrie when the anchor switched gears. “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.”
Co-anchor Matt Lauer eventually said, “there were no specific promises made about content of the interview, only that this would be your first interview since you endorsed Donald Trump.”
Palin fired back, “I was told this interview was about the caucus tonight in Iowa.”
But her frustration with the line of questioning didn’t stop her from elaborating on how she believes Obama has failed the U.S. military.
“What I have blamed President Obama in doing, though, is this level of disrespect for the United States military that is made manifest in getting budgets, in not trying to beef it up and let our military do the job that they are trained to do,” she said.
“What did I say that’s offensive? I don’t regret any comment I made because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president,” she continued. “I did say, though, and suggested very adamantly, that there is much more that our commander-in-chief could do to prove that he respects our troops and let them do their job.”
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