Watch: Sarah Palin Loses It On Today Show Hosts When They Ask Wrong Question- ‘That Was A Promise!’

When her interviewers strayed from the political to the personal, Sarah Palin fought back Monday against the hosts of Today.

Palin, who endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was fielding questions about Trump, Ted Cruz, and Monday’s Iowa caucuses when Today co-host Savannah Guthrie shifted the ground to ask the former Alaska governor about the arrest of her son, Track, in a domestic violence incident. Guthrie asked about comments Palin made at the time of her son’s arrest that Guthrie interpreted to mean Palin was blaming President Obama for “some of the PTSD that’s out there.”

 

“I never said that,” Palin fired back. “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. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises evidently.”

Matt Lauer asked Palin if she regretted her comments about the president and PTSD.

“What did I say that was offensive? I don’t regret any comment,” Palin said. “Because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president. I did say … adamantly that there is much more that the Commander in Chief can do to prove he respects our troops and will let them do their job.”

Palin then challenged the Today hosts to find the quote they were referencing, admonishing them that finding a specific quote to use “allows the media to be more credible.”

Before the show went to a commercial break, Today host Matt Lauer insisted no promises were made.

“Well, I was told that this interview is about the caucus tonight in Iowa,” Palin replied.

During the discussion of politics and the Iowa voting, Palin said the Republican Party is in a good position as “good candidates” Trump and Cruz are at the top. When asked whether it was a difficult decision to choose Trump when she had supported Cruz in his election to the U.S. Senate, she replied she wanted Cruz to continue to serve in the Senate and have Trump in the White House.

h/t: TheBlaze

LOOK What Happened To Donald Trump Immediately After Sarah Palin Endorsed Him

Sarah Palin’s emphatic return to the national Republican stage has had a major impact, according to the most recent Reuters poll.

Reuters released a new poll Friday showing that in just three days — from right before Palin’s endorsement until Friday — Trump’s standing in the polls jumped seven percentage points. Meanwhile, the poll showed Sen. Ted Cruz falling by six percentage points.

By the numbers, Trump rose from 33.4 percent support to 40.6 percent. Cruz fell from 16.3 percent support to 10.5 percent.

Politico, which convened what it calls the “Politico Caucus of strategists, activists and operatives in the first four nominating states,” said Palin’s support was likely more of a blow to Cruz than a push for Trump.

Palin’s “main impact will be to underscore that not even Ted Cruz’s friends like Ted Cruz,” an Iowa Republican told Politico. “It denied him another media cycle or two, and he hasn’t had a good one for many weeks.”

“It does more to hurt Cruz than help Trump,” added another. All answers in the Politco caucus were anonymous.

Collectively, the Iowa insiders told Politico the events of the past few weeks – criticism of Cruz on ethanol, questions about his constitutional eligibility, longtime Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s call for his defeat, and Palin’s endorsement of Trump – have hurt Cruz as the Feb. 1 caucuses near.

Others said Palin was also a positive force for Trump.

“Over the years Palin has actually cultivated a number of relationships in Iowa,” said Craig Robinson, publisher of the website The Iowa Republican, told the New York Times. “There are the Tea Party activists who still think she’s great and a breath of fresh air, but she also did a good job of courting Republican donors in the state.”

Others said Palin will help bring evangelical Christians to Trump.

“Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump Tower,” said Ralph Reed, the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. “Endorsements alone don’t guarantee victory, but Palin’s embrace of Trump may turn the fight over the evangelical vote into a war for the soul of the party.”

h/t: Young Conservatives

Ouch: Combat Vets Just Teamed Up AGAINST Sarah Palin Over This Major Controversy

GOP front-runner Donald Trump pulled a coup when he received the endorsement of Sarah Palin. But just as Palin was making that big splash, her son was having trouble with the police back in Alaska. Palin seemed to blame PTSD for her veteran son’s troubles, but her blame is not sitting well with veterans.

When Trump brought Sarah Palin to Iowa to make the big announcement of the former Alaska governor’s endorsement, her announcement was darkened a bit by news coming out the same day that her 26-year-old combat veteran son, Track, had been arrested back in Wasilla, Alaska.

Palin insisted her son’s troubles were a result of Obama’s policies, but she also hinted Track might be suffering from Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD).

“I can talk personally about this, I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room,” Palin said about her son’s troubles in Oklahoma. “My son, like so many others–they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country.”

But it wasn’t long before some veterans publicly criticized Palin for blaming her son’s troubles on PTSD.

As Foreign Policy reports, veteran Brandon Friedman, head of the public affairs firm The McPherson Square Group and former digital media director for the Department of Veterans Affairs, slammed Palin for the conceit.

“Here we have Sarah Palin yakking about PTSD, and she’s talking about it in a context that is extraordinarily harmful,” Friedman said. “She’s basically saying, ‘Of course my son beats his girlfriend, because he has PTSD like all the veterans.’”

Foreign Policy also revealed a long list of tweets by veterans who were critical of Palin’s claims.

The UK’s Daily Mail also found several veterans angry at Palin’s claims.

A veteran and Twitter user going by the name of ‘DKey’ wrote: “As a combat vet, EXTREMELY disgusted by #SarahPalin blaming PTSD 4 domestic abuse.”

He went on to say, “Fragile male ego & compulsive masculinity did it NOT PTSD.”

‘DKey’ then added in another tweet saying, “I’ve deployed twice had more combat vets in my units than I can count. NOT ONE has laid hands on another because of PTSD.”

Another Twitter user who says he was in Track Palin’s barracks tweeted that it was wrong of Sarah Palin to portray her son as a victim.

Jason Firell wrote, “Speaking as a combat vet who literally slept in the same barracks as Track Palin, his mother is wrong and her son is not a victim.”

Media Mocked Palin For Saying This Line During Her Trump Speech – Just ONE Problem…

Steven R. Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, is getting national attention again–from Sarah Palin.

Donald Trump brought Palin out to publicly endorse the front-runner for president. In doing so, Palin said:

He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah?’ Where, in the private sector, you actually have to balance budgets in order to prioritize, to keep the main thing the main thing. And he knows the main thing: a president is to keep us safe economically and militarily. He knows the main thing, and he knows how to lead the charge.

Dave Schilling of The Guardian called Palin’s endorsement “disturbing,” “bizarre” and a “grotesque oration” for Trump. Schilling continued.

Oh, I can just see it now. Once “Make America Great Again” becomes passe, the new Trump campaign slogan will be, “Donald Trump: He Knows the Main Thing … and Knows How to Keep It.” Or better yet, “Donald Trump and the Main Thing” will be the name of a high school ska band in Kingston, New York.

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner may have been the first to point out the mainstream media’s mockery of Palin’s allusion to Covey’s text. Scarry’s article titled “Press mocks Palin speech, misses that she was quoting a book” seemingly says it all.

Covey died in 2012, but not before his highly acclaimed bestseller had sold over 20 million copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and earned over 1.4 billion dollars for the company named Franklin Covey.

Limbaugh Just Revealed The 1 Thing About Palin’s Trump Endorsement That Surprised Him The Most

Despite his continued lead in most Republican presidential primary polls, White House hopeful Donald Trump has recently elicited increased criticism from leading conservative radio hosts for behavior they deem antithetical to his appeal as a supposed political outsider. Syndicated host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday expressed confusion over former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of the Trump campaign.

It wasn’t what Palin said during the announcement that Limbaugh found odd, though; it was the fact that it happened at all.

“Trump accepting an endorsement somewhat puzzled me,” he said. “I just have to be honest.”

Limbaugh went on to acknowledge that he did not hear Palin’s remarks in their entirety, but he noted that the entire endorsement event reeked of business-as-usual politicking.

“I saw Trump standing aside while she was at the podium,” the host said, “and he’s not the kind of guy that stands aside. He just isn’t. He’s that dominant.”

Considering the billionaire’s reputation as a “genuine outsider,” Limbaugh said he expected Trump to be “somebody who doesn’t do anything by the book in politics.”

Limbaugh made it clear that he did not intend his reaction to be seen as critical of the endorsement.

“I’m just telling you what I think here,” he said. “Do with it what you want.”

Another point Limbaugh felt did not jibe with his outsider status was his vocal support for ethanol subsidies just days before caucus-goers gather in the corn-rich state of Iowa, a move the host said “reeks of political insiderism.”