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Sarah Palin Talks Controversial PTSD Comments on Today

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    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spoke with Today anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer about supporting Donald Trump and the controversial comments she made about PTSD and President Obama.

    "I am so glad that Donald Trump is on our side when it comes to the political spectrum. We should celebrate that he has come over on the right side," said Palin.

    Palin said supporting Trump "wasn't [a] tough" choice.

    She also addressed her comment at a Trump rally on Jan. 20 in which she said the arrest of her son was due to post traumatic stress disorder. Track Palin was taken into custody for a domestic violence charge earlier in January. 

    During those remarks, she spoke of President Obama, allegedly suggesting that Obama's lack of "respect" and "honor" for vets had affected her son's condition.

    "I never blamed President Obama,'' Palin said on Today. "What I have blamed President Obama in doing, though, is this level of disrespect for the United States military that is made manifest in getting budgets, in not trying to beef it up and let our military do the job that they are trained to do."

    "What did I say that's offensive. I don't regret any comment I made because I didn't lay PTSD at the foot of the president,'' said Palin.