Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight likes Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas
He says Trump is the only one willing to drop a nuclear bomb if necessary
Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight believes Republican front-runner Donald Trump would have the “guts” to drop a nuclear bomb, just like former President Harry Truman.
“We gotta talk about this presidential crap just for a moment here,” Knight said Thursday at an Evansville, Indiana, rally. “You older folks remember this. Your mothers, fathers have taught you this. 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.”
“Harry Truman, with what he did in dropping and having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944, saved, saved millions of American lives,” the former Indiana University coach added. “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.”
The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The bombings, which are credited with ending World War II, killed more than 150,000 people instantly.
Truman was not president in 1944, as Knight stated, but was in office the next year during the war’s final months and approved the atomic bombings.