Sarah Palin did NOT Blame Obama For Daughter Bristol's Pregnancies

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  • by: Alan Duke

Lead Stories' Trendolizer detected a fast-trending story titled "Sarah Palin: Why Does Obama Keep Getting Bristol Pregnant?" This story is a satire and is not true.

It apparently was inspired by a Palin's real contention made at a Donald Trump rally this past week suggesting that President Obama's neglect of military veterans is the cause of her son's alleged drunken domestic violence.

The satirical story on claims that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee "told reporters that she is 'sick and tired' of President Barack H. Obama 'ruining' her family, and she's 'pretty sure' Obama impregnated her daughter Bristol."

In fact, George W. Bush was president when Bristol Palin, then 17, became pregnant her first time in 2008. The pregnancy was revealed just as her mother was chosen as Republican presidential nominee John McCain's running mate.

Bristol, who became a national spokeswoman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in 2009. She then earned big bucks making paid speeches giving teens advice on abstinence, and competed on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," before her second out-of-wedlock pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a daughter in December 2015.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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