On the day of the Iowa caucuses, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took on the media on the “Today” show after her interview drifted toward questions about her son’s arrest and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to The Hill.
Palin had earlier endorsed Donald Trump in a showy Iowa event that captured national attention.
But her son’s arrest threatened to sidetrack her.
And it did Monday too:
“You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids,” Palin shot back after co-host Savannah Guthrie asked Palin about her remarks on the campaign trail, according to The Hill.
“And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises, evidently,” Palin added.
Co-host Matt Lauer disagreed later: “There were no specific promises made about content of the interview, only that this would be your first interview since you endorsed Donald Trump.”
Palin was fielding questions about her remarks last month while campaigning for Trump, where she linked President Obama’s treatment of veterans with her son’s arrest on a domestic violence charge, news of which emerged hours before her speech.
Palin’s effect on Trump’s candidacy has been a matter of much debate that might be resolved Monday night.