Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands with former basketball coach Bobby Knight during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight introduced Donald Trump at a rally in Michigan Monday afternoon — but several minutes into Trump's speech, it appeared Knight wasn't finished.
As the Republican presidential nominee spoke of Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile leaving CNN, the former Indiana basketball coach sauntered back on stage.
“I want to tell you that there will be no president that has ever been closer or who has ever had a greater respect for our military people than Donald Trump will have,” the red-sweater clad Knight said with Trump smiling next to him.
“There’s nothing more important in the world than when our military … gets everything it needs to have, and this man will assure that that is done, I guarantee you that,” Knight added.
But before Knight handed the Grand Rapids stage back over to Trump, he had one more thing to say: “In a Donald Trump administration, there will be no bulls**t.”
Prior to Trump’s address, Knight told those gathered at the Deltaplex Arena that Trump “is a tough son of a bitch.”
“And there isn’t going to be anybody that pushes an administration around that Donald Trump is in charge of,” he promised.
An Army veteran, Knight asserted Monday that the U.S. has never needed a president like Trump more than when it needed its first leader, George Washington.
While Knight drew cheers for his praise of the Republican nominee, he did draw raucous boos when he mentioned that he did not attend any of the audiences’ “favorite schools” — presumably the University of Michigan or Michigan State.
Instead, the coach went to the Ohio State University.
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