"You guys brought me to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids — and that was a promise." - Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin stopped in to NBC's Today Show this morning to stump for her candidate, Donald Trump.
Palin told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that it hadn't been a hard call to endorse Trump over Ted Cruz, who she campaigned for when he ran for senate. Palin defended Trump's lack of religious depth - his "Christian quotient" as Sarah termed it - and even managed to compare the Apprentice star to St. Ronald Reagan, patron saint of the Republican Party. Then Savannah Guthrie surprised Palin with a question about why she blamed President Obama after her son was arrested for punching his girlfriend.
“I never said that,” Palin objects angrily. “No, I never said that.”
When Savannah attempted to follow up, the former Alaskan governor launched into a screed against the media, saying she had been promised she would only be asked questions about Trump and the Iowa Caucuses, a premise co-host Matt Lauer contends was not true.
"You guys brought me to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids — and that was a promise,” Palin attacked. “But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises, evidently.
“I was told that this interview was about the caucus in Iowa, and right on, who will it be to put America back on the right track and restore constitutional government that we are lacking today and that we so need, and I said, right on, let me go talk about that."
Palin then insisted she never blamed the president for what she says is her son's service-related PTSD, tossing up one of her famous Palin word salads:
“I never blamed President Obama,” Palin objected. “What I have blamed President Obama in doing, though, is this level of disrespect for the United States military that is made manifest in gutting budgets and not trying to beef it up and let our military do the job that they are trained to do. And in specific issues that we’re talking about that are so hot today — specifically, let’s get there and let’s utterly destroy ISIS as we know our United States military can do, yet we have a commander-in-chief who seems to kind of want to kowtow and allow the enemy to be poking at us — and that’s unacceptable to most Americans, certainly to me.
“I don’t regret any comment that I made, because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president,” Palin insisted. “I did say, though, that there is — and suggested very adamantly that there is much more that our commander-in-chief can do to prove that he respects our troops and will let them do their job. 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 the specifics.”
Watch Sarah Palin's interview for yourself, thanks to the video from our friends at Raw Story.
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