U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) as Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) as Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorses him at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich

It was US President Barack Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son was arrested for domestic violence, the former vice presidential aspirant has claimed. Track Palin was jailed Monday after allegedly beating his girlfriend inside his home in Alaska, US.

On Wednesday while at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign in Oklahoma, the former Alaska governor addressed the “elephant in the room,” referring to her eldest son’s recent arrest on domestic violence. She hinted that Track, a 26-year-old military veteran who served in Iraq, is suffering from PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

She appeared to blame Obama for her son’s alleged violent behaviour towards his girlfriend, Jordan Loewe. As she reasoned out, Track, like other military personnel who served in war, came back home hardened.

“They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” she told the crowd at the campaign. “And that starts from the top.”

She elaborated, “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 claimed she could relate with other families whose members came back from service suffer from ramifications of PTSD. She then took the opportunity to endorse Trump, saying it’s “more than ever, it is now or never, for the sake of America’s finest, that we have a commander-in-chief who will respect them and honour them.”

Palin’s endorsement of Trump could prove to be beneficial to her. The day after she officially endorsed him, the controversial real estate mogul said she could play a position in his administration should he win the presidency.

“She could play a position if she wanted to,” he told NBC’s “Today” show. He did not say if he deliberated on giving her a vice presidential position.

Domestic violence report

On Monday, police were called to Track’s home after a female called 911, the emergency response number in the US. The female caller said a male punched her in the face and that firearm was involved. According to the police report obtained by Gawker, the male, who identified himself as Track Palin, also called 911 and claimed the female was drunk.

When an officer arrived on scene around 10 p.m., he saw Track walking outside and talking on a phone. Track had a visible injury to his right eye and the area around his eye. The officer detected alcohol on his breath and person. Track was apparently “uncooperative, belligerent and evasive” when he was asked by the officer. He couldn’t answer where the female caller was. He was placed on handcuffs due to his escalating hostility.

The female caller, was located moments later underneath a bed. She was reported to have been hiding and crying. She told the police that she had an argument with Track after they left another residence together. Once they were inside his home, he had called her names. She told him that she already called the police in an attempt to calm him down, even though she still had not at that time. He responded by punching her near her left eye. When she got on the ground in a foetal position, Track then apparently kicked her on the right knee. Track also reportedly threatened to kill himself with a gun.

Track was charged with assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. He was arraigned on Tuesday.