Touchy, Touchy! Sarah Palin Slams Matt Lauer For Asking About Son's Arrest
Tom Cruise has nothing on Sarah Palin! The former politician locked horns with Matt Lauer on the TODAY Show when she was questioned about blaming her arrested son's PTSD on President Obama.
Sarah initially blamed Track Palin's January 18 arrest for domestic violence on the Commander in Chief, but she backtracked and denied that interpretation in the interview on Monday morning.
Lauer and Savannah Guthrie asked the former reality show star if she regretted saying the President "may be to blame for some of the PTSD that's out there," and Palin immediately grew defensive.
"I never said that," the 51-year-old said. "Let's start piece by piece. 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."
The ex-Fox News commenter ripped into the NBC hosts, saying: "But as things go in the world of media, you guys don't always keep your promises."
Using her famous twisted Alaska logic, Palin backtracked on what she said. "I never blamed President Obama. 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."
Lauer then asked her "Do you regret the comment on that day of the endorsement?" saying that she seemed to "lay it her son's arrest at the feet of the President?
"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."
Lauer responded by telling Palin and the viewers that "There were no specific comments made about content of this interview, only that it would be your first interview since endorsing Donald Trump."