Sarah Palin, while speaking at a Trump campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, blamed his actions on post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his military service in Iraq in 2008 and accused President Obama of not empathizing with returning combat veterans. (Video via Sarah Pac)
"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? Do you know what we're trying to do to secure America?'" Palin said.
Veterans have criticized the former Alaskan governor for using PTSD politically and cautioned her against blaming anyone for the condition.
The founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff, said PTSD "is a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular." (Video via Comedy Central)
He also told NBC he hopes the issue "doesn't become a portable chew toy in a political campaign." Track Palin was released on $1,500 bail. He’s due back in court on Feb. 19.
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