Dakota Meyer, the son-in-law of Sarah Palin and a Medal of Honor recipient, has called on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologize to the family of slain US Army Capt. Humayun Khan. Meyer, a Marine Corps veteran and the second youngest living person to receive the military’s highest honor, joined the backlash and blasted Trump for criticizing Khan’s father and mother after they appeared at the Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton last week.
Asked to comment on her son-in-law’s move, the matriarch Sarah Palin told Fox News that “you can’t win ‘em all.” “I am not upset about it one bit; in fact, I would expect nothing else from a highly decorated ex-Marine,” Palin said. “Dakota understands and sympathizes with both the deceased Capt. Khan and his parents because he’s been in that situation before. He’s familiar with it all to well because he’s lost friends in the battlefield too. He is more than qualified when it comes to having an opinion in these matters.”
However, the former governor of Alaska also revealed that her faith in Meyer as the ideal daughter material isn’t what it used to be. “There are many things a mother can’t control,” she said. “Unfortunately, their daughter’s choice of husband happens to be one of those things. And you know, what mother wouldn’t want to have a Medal of Honor recipient for a son-in-law? But, I have to say, it all kind of felt too good to be true, and it was certainly nice while it lasted. I was happy for Bristol and I’ll always support her.”
Asked whether she’s implying that a divorce may be looming over the young couple because of Meyer’s calling out of Donald Trump, Palin argued, “No, that’s not what I’m saying at all.” She then elaborated that “regardless of how much one loves their children, at some point, they’re probably going to disagree with the choices they make.” “I love Dakota to death, he’s a wonderful husband to Bristol,” she said. “But I also have to admit that asking the future President of the United States to apologize probably won’t reflect well on your family, which is in this case, mine.”
“And we’ve had a long talk about this, I told him that being a highly decorated member of the Marine Corps gives you a lot of benefits, but calling out a man like Donald Trump is still way above what you’re allowed to do,” she revealed. “Sure, it’s enough to get you a marriage with the gorgeous daughter of an even more gorgeous politician, but that’s about is. You have to remember son, you might have just cost that man the presidency, that’s how juicy the ammo is that you’ve so graciously given to the Democrats. And he just kept nodding and apologizing. I mean, you know, the damage is already done. We’ll have to see what happens next,” Palin said.
“As for me, I’m not sure I still support Bristol’s marriage. I did at first, even though he’s barely a 6 on the hotness scale, and that’s only because he has a Medal of Honor, while my daughter is an easy 10. She could have done a lot better for herself, but you know, that’s how she is, always trying to do good and inspire people,” the former Alaskan