Standing up for family. Bristol Palin defended her 7-year-old brother, Trig, after a vicious Instagram comment that associated Down syndrome with Donald Trump supporters.
The mom-of-two shared a photo of her smiling little brother in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21. Sarah Palin’s youngest son, who has Down syndrome, was clad in a Donald Trump knit hat with his slogan “Make America Great Again.”
“I don’t know how our family got so lucky to have this handsome boy, light of our lives without a doubt #theluckyfew #TrigPaxson #T21 #mybrotherhasmorechromosomesthanyou,” 25-year-old Bristol captioned the photo.
While most commenters offered positive and encouraging words, one user made an extremely insensitive remark about the child. “Yep that’s Trumps target demographic,” the woman wrote alongside laughing face emojis.
Bristol quickly shot back at the woman, who identified herself as a nursing student in her Instagram bio, and stood up for her little bro: “I wish I knew who you were, hope you don’t happen to be a nurse with any child with Down syndrome,” she wrote. “You are pathetic.”
The Palin family have showed their support for Trump since their mother gave the real estate mogul her endorsement in January. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate recently canceled her Trump campaign appearances after her husband, Todd, was involved in a serious snowmobile accident on Sunday, March 13. She shared an update on Facebook on Thursday, March 17, and said he required extensive surgery. “Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer. He’s still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff,” she wrote. “So thankful for today’s medical technology.”