Sarah Palin was more than happy to talk about her son at a Trump campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But when asked about Track, who was “arrested and charged in a domestic-violence case in which his girlfriend said he punched her in the head and threatened to fire a rifle,” according to the New York Times, on Today this morning, the former Alaska governor and part-time freestyle rapper suddenly wanted to change the conversation.
When pressed by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie to answer questions about Track, Palin responded, “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.”
Palin continued what she started in Oklahoma, saying there is “much more” Obama “could do to prove that he respects our troops and let them do their job.” In other words, it’s President Obama’s fault Track was arrested. Later, Lauer defended Today‘s journalistic integrity (the drunk Ewoks were kept in their cages for this segment). “In terms of credibility,” he told Palin, “there were no specific promises made about the content of the interview. Only that this would be your first interview since you endorsed Donald Trump.”
“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.’ ” (Via Business Insider)
In Palin’s mind, Today‘s producers begged her to be on the show. “Will you PLEASE help put America back on the right track and restore constitutional government that we are lacking today and that we so need?” they pleaded.
Here’s how it actually happened:
TODAY PRODUCER #1: We need ratings.
TODAY PRODUCER #2: Sarah Palin?
TODAY PRODUCER #1: Fine, whatever. Is it lunch time yet?
(Via Business Insider)