Palin on her son’s arrest

January 20, 2016


Donald Trump kisses Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cheek after she endorsed him at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/MARK KAUZLARICH

One day after endorsing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, former veep candidate Sarah Palin addressed what she called “the elephant in the room.” In an apparent reference to her son’s recent arrest on domestic violence charges, Palin said she related to families of people with post-traumatic stress and criticized President Barack Obama’s treatment of veterans.

Palin spoke at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for Republican Donald Trump after endorsing him in Iowa a day earlier.

“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” Palin said.

She said that sense that military service is not respected comes from “the top.”

“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 said. “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.”

Track Palin, 26, who served in Iraq in 2008, was arrested late on Monday after a domestic disturbance call at a home in Wasilla, Alaska. A police statement said he committed a “domestic violence assault on a female,” tried to stop her reporting it, and had a firearm while intoxicated.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, did not discuss the incident in any detail on Wednesday.

But in her comments introducing Trump, she said not enough was done to help service members after they return home.

“When I talk about a commander in chief who will never leave our men and our women behind, let me get a little bit personal on this. I’m talking about not leaving our wounded warriors behind also, our wounded warriors who come home from the battlefield bringing new battles with them,” Palin said.



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Posted by JL4 | Report as abusive

The fact that she is still in the news is a tribute to how ignorant the white middle class sheep are. She is such an embarassment.

Posted by GeorgeBurdell | Report as abusive

This criminal family are like the Mafia. They will try to divert blame on their illegitimates born or their women-smacking sons. Track never went into battle and had a criminal record before joining the military for his short stint. These folks are just mentally criminal-minded.

Posted by Jerryball | Report as abusive

Stories regarding the palin clan…..please stop, nobody cares anymore.

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