The reemergence of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin into the national spotlight has been a bizarre ride at best. A day after she endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, she apparently blamed President Barack Obama for her eldest son’s domestic violence issues.
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?'”
Her son, 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, writes the news outlet.
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.