Sarah Palin's son, Track, found himself in trouble with the law recently, a day after she endorsed Donald Trump's campaign; and during the campaign, she decided to address her son's domestic violence arrest.
But instead of making apologies for him like some would expect, Palin made it clear she doesn't think what happened is her son's fault — and she's pointing fingers in a surprising direction.
During her Trump rally speech at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, event on Wednesday, Palin said they would "never leave our forces behind." She then turned the tables on President Barack Obama and discussed what happened to her son.
"Let me get a little bit personal about this. I'm talking about not leaving our wounded warriors behind also," Palin said, according to Jezebel.
"I guess it's kind of the elephant in the room because my own family going through what we're going through today, with my son, a combat vet, having served in the striker brigade fighting for you all America in the war zone," she continued, alluding to her son's arrest. "But 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 every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country."
"It starts from the top, the question though that comes from our own president, where they have to look at him and wonder, 'Do you know what we go through?'" she continued. "So when my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kinda feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with."
PTSD is a serious and complicated anxiety disorder, and while it's fantastic that Palin is raising awareness for those who are suffering with it, is she right to point fingers in another direction?
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