Bobby Knight: Trump will be one of the greatest presidents in history
Bobby Knight praised Donald Trump on Wednesday at a rally in Indiana.
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“If you people will do this, if you will do this, you will be having our government take its first step toward what all of us want America to be like,” Knight said.
“They talk in a negative way when they want to about Donald, and say he isn’t presidential,” he continued. “I don’t know what the hell that means. To me I think of Harry Truman, they said Harry Truman wasn’t presidential. And damn he went on to be one of the three best presidents in US history. [Trump] will at some point be one of those also.”
The Hill reports:
Knight said “there has never been a more honest politician” than Trump and argued that there has never been a candidate more prepared to step into the Oval Office.
“You folks are taking a look at the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States,” Knight said.
“There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is,” he continued. “I’m not here to represent the Republican Party or any organization that deals with politics. I think the most important thing in the world is that we vote for the best man for the job, and you’ve already met him.”
Knight is a legendary figure in Indiana sports. He steered the Hoosiers to three national championships, including one perfect season.
His endorsement comes just days before the critical primary in Indiana. Many Republicans believe that if Trump pulls out a victory there next Tuesday, that it will be impossible to stop his march to the nomination.
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