Make America Grave Again – TrumpÂ Asks “How’s Joe Paterno?”
April 14, 2016 – GOP juggernaut Donald Trump has spent a small-sized portion of his presidential campaign talking about the size of his body parts. He’s spent a huge portion of his presidential campaign making large and, often times perceived, unrealistic promises. Most recently, he talked about bringing back the late head coach of Penn State, Joe Paterno, who died in 2012.
While speaking Wednesday at a rally in Pittsburgh, Trump took the temperature of the room and decided to pander to Penn State fans by saying,
“How’s Joe Paterno? We’re gonna bring that back? Right? How about that whole deal?”
Paterno died shortly after being fired as head coach amidst the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. A campaign spokesperson cleared up the gaffe telling CNN that Trump was referencing the Paterno statue that was taken down as a result of reports claiming the coach’s involvement in covering up complaints against Sandusky.
And while some media sites have given Trump a pass since that explanation does corroborate his use of “bringÂ thatÂ back,” this moment only lengthens the list of comments the GOP nominee has made that require much clarification later. From Trump mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski to not immediately disavowing an endorsement from former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke, there have been a lot of clean-ups in Trump’s aisles.
It was also pointed out very quickly that Pittsburgh is about 140 miles from State College where Penn State is located. Trump, possibly realizing there were a lot of Pittsburgh Panthers fans in the crowd (and possibly realizing exactly where he was) gave the locals a shoutout by saying “We love Penn State but weÂ loveÂ Pittsburgh, right?”