Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) bristled during a Monday interview on NBC's "Today" show when she was pressed about her provocative comments about her son's arrest and post-traumatic stress disorder.
"You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight — not to talk about my kids," Palin said. "And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don't always keep your promises, evidently."
"It's a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder, if they have to question if they're respected anymore. It starts from the top," she said then. "The question, though, it comes from our own president, when they have to look at him and wonder, 'Do you know what we go through?'"
During her Monday "Today" interview, Palin said she wasn't blaming President Barack Obama with her comments.
"What did I say that is offensive?" she said after host Matt Lauer asked if she regretted what she said at the Trump rally.
"I don't regret any comment that I made because I didn't lay PTSD at the foot of the president," Palin added. "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."
Palin further criticized the hosts for not having her exact quote.
"If you guys have a specific quote, it allows the media to be more credible," she said.
Matt Lauer then said that the Today Show had NEVER promised to avoid asking questions about Track's arrest or her comments on PTSD.
This was Palin's response:
Well, I was told that this interview is about the caucus tonight 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. Sure."
Okay well let me just say that I take back all of my recent criticisms of the Today Show and Matt Lauer.
THIS is exactly the kind of interview that I was hoping for and did not expect to see.
Just watch Palin's face when they ask those questions about Track.
Update: Here is Palin on MSNBC this morning. (I guess she did not learn her lesson yet.)
"I can do and say whatever I want."
Please do, that always works out SO well for you.