TULSA, Okla. – Just one day after officially endorsing Donald Trump for president, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin campaigned with him at a rally in Tulsa.
On Wednesday, Palin took the podium at a rally at Oral Roberts University.
In addition to talking about Trump, Palin also decided to address “the elephant in the room.”
On Tuesday, Palin’s eldest son was arrested and charged in a domestic violence case.
According to the affidavit obtained by the New York Times, Palin’s girlfriend was found hiding under a bed. She told officers that Palin hit her on the left side of the head near her eye with a closed fist, adding that he kicked her in the knee and threw her phone before grabbing a gun.
She told officers that she was afraid that he would shoot himself. Authorities say Palin had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 and became belligerent when officers attempted to question him.
Palin was charged with assault, interfering with reporting of a domestic violence crime and a weapons charge.
During Wednesday’s rally, Sarah Palin took the stage to address Track’s arrest, saying that his actions stemmed from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“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,” Palin said.
“It starts from the top. The question though it comes from our own president, when 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 and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?” she said.