Donald Trump proved that he will drag darn near anybody on stage when Sarah Palin gave her word salad of an endorsement speech. On Thursday, however, Trump took things to a whole new level of idiocy when he gave a microphone to former-Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight.
Knight is best known for his nasty little habit of throwing chairs as referees when he had temper tantrums during basketball games, but when he introduced Trump in Indiana he threw a chair at logic and gave an absolutely insane rant.
Knight began by declaring that Trump, who has no experience holding a public office whatsoever and has proven repeatedly that he doesn’t have the slightest idea how our government works, is the most prepared person to ever run for president.
“I have, for some time, leading up to where we are now, felt that above anything else, this country needed Donald Trump,” Knight said. “That was before I even got to know him. I thought that just reading about him (and) studying about him.”
Knight then went on to assure the audience that he is a Trump purist, not just a cheerleader for the GOP.
Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn about the Republicans,” he said. “And then on the other hand, I don’t give a damn about the Democrats either.
He then gave a few more reasons why Trump is the perfect candidate, each one more asinine than the last. First, he said the Republican frontrunner can “fix stuff.”
“Believe me when I tell you, that there has never been a person with a background that has better prepared him for the White House” Knight continued. “When stuff has gone wrong, he hasn’t whined and complained about it; he’s gone ahead and fixed it.”
Knight next said that everybody should vote for Trump because “he can find people,” but not only that, “he can get rid of people.”
“You’ve gotta find a lot of people in politics,” he explained (poorly). “And he (Trump) has the ability to get the right people in the right positions … And also he has a way of getting rid of the people who shouldn’t be there.”
A Vote For Trump Is A Vote For The Apocalypse
Knight then launched into a jaw-dropping display of mental gymnastics and declared that the bigoted billionaire is best qualified to be commander in chief because he is just like Harry Truman. Truman, Knight claimed, is one of the three greatest presidents the United States ever had because he had the “guts to drop the bomb in 1944.” Trump, he said, “would do the same thing.” Armageddon here we come.
As Politico explains, “the only historical problem with Knight’s justification: Truman authorized the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Franklin D. Roosevelt was still president in 1944.”
And who gives a shit about the horrific result of those bombs Knight is so happy we dropped? And the ghastly suffering Truman caused to all those people? That’s a selling point dammit!
We gotta talk about this presidential crap just for a moment here,” Knight said. “I’ll tell you who they said wasn’t presidential. I don’t even know what the hell presidential means, but they told him he wasn’t presidential. And that guy they told all these people that wanted to say, you’re not presidential, that guy was Harry Truman.
And Harry Truman, with what he did in dropping and having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944 saved, saved millions of American lives,” Knight said. “And that’s what Harry Truman did. And he became one of the three great presidents of the United States. And here’s a man who would do the same thing, because he’s going to become one of the four great presidents of the United States.
So there you have it folks, from the mouth of a chair throwing village idiot: Vote Trump so we can usher in the apocalypse with World War III. Sounds legit.
You can watch Knight’s rambling insanity for yourself here:
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