Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had to cancel a Monday appearance on behalf of Donald Trump at a retirement community in Florida because her husband, Todd, was injured in a snow machine accident over the weekend, a source tells The Daily Caller.
A Palin aide told TheDC: “Todd Palin in a very serious snow machine crash last night, currently hospitalized in intensive care. Governor Palin has been on the phone with doctors and family all morning.”
The aide said Palin booked a flight back to Alaska but will stop by a Trump Tampa town hall on the way to the airport. The Trump campaign, the aide said, has been “fantastically understanding as always that family comes first.”
Palin was scheduled to appear on Trump’s behalf at a rally in The Villages, Florida at noon. But at 11:53 a.m. EST, Trump’s campaign released a statement saying: “The event scheduled for Governor Sarah Palin to take place today in The Villages, Florida at 12:00 PM, has been cancelled. Governor Palin wishes her best to Mr. Trump in the upcoming primaries.”
In a subsequent statement, Trump’s campaign said: “Todd Palin was in a bad snow machine accident last night and is currently hospitalized. Governor Palin is returning to Alaska to be with her husband and looks forward to being back on the campaign trail soon. Mr. Trump’s thoughts and prayers are with the Palin family at this time.”
In January, the 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed Trump’s candidacy.
She has been in the state campaigning for Trump: On Sunday, Palin appeared at the Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo on his behalf.