Donald Trump made another huge gaffe when he was addressing a Pittsburgh rally by suddenly bringing up the name of the former legendary college football coach, who left disgraced after the Sandusky story of sexual abusing children came to light.
It left Penn State's reputation in tatters which was followed by a campus riot with police.
To say that Paterno is a controversial figure is putting it lightly. So what was Donald Trump thinking when he asked his audience this:
"I know a lot about Pennsylvania, and it’s great. How’s Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back? Right?" "How about that whole deal?"
Say, what? The whole deal was a nightmare and Paterno died in 2012.
And only a fool would believe Trump was talking about the statue.
Paterno died in 2012 shortly after retiring in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State. The university later removed a statue of Paterno, who many believed did not do enough to prevent children from being molested by another member of the coaching staff.
It was initially unclear whether Trump was calling for the statue to be replaced or if he mistakenly believed Paterno was still alive. Spokeswoman Hope Hicks said after the event that Trump was referring to the statue.