Former Indiana head coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Knight continues to publicly support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as Knight made numerous media appearances on his behalf this week.
Providing an introduction for Trump at a rally in Toledo, Ohio and later appearing on Fox News to explain his stance on the election, Knight strongly supported the controversial presidential candidate. Knight notably said that Trump was the “best person ever” at solving problems.
Knight also had some interesting things to say about trying to get Trump to calm down, which he talked about in a radio appearance with host Dom Giordano on 1210 WPHT Philadelphia.
After being asked about helping Trump settle down Knight replied, ““Yeah, but that’s what I’m working on right now. I get a kick out of it. From my mother to people that I’ve known in my lifetime, they’ve tried to settle me down a little bit. Now I’m trying to do the same thing to my man Trump. Because there’s nobody even close to being as prepared
for this job as he is.”
“Sure, he probably talks too much sometimes or he gets too upset sometimes, but so did I,” Knight said to Giordano. “But what he brings to the table no one else has. Trump is not national, he’s international. He’s known all over the world. He has established businesses all over and he has given jobs to thousands and thousands of people all over the world with these businesses that he has put together.”
Trump first enlisted the help of Knight while campaigning in Indiana during the Republican Primary earlier this year. With the election less than two months away, Trump is clearly trying to get anyone he can to voice support to his cause. It’s hard to say how much a retired basketball coach will sway the November election, but I’m sure we’ll see more of Knight on the campaign trail in the next few weeks.