Donald Trump, nuclear bombs and the craziest speech of the year

Louis Dor
Saturday 30 April 2016 15:00
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Bobby Knight is a former coach of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team, who was fired from his position following allegations of physical assault.

At a campaign rally in Indiana earlier this week, he introduced and endorsed Donald Trump in a profanity-laden speech.

A part of which was this highly disturbing section in which he compared Donald Trump to the president who dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

I tell you who they said wasn't presidential - I don't even know what the hell presidential means - but they told him that 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.

And Harry Truman, with what he did in dropping - in having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944 - saved billions of American lives. And that what's 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 gonna become one of the four great Presidents of the United States.

No one's denying that sound military judgement is an important quality in a president.

However, if the only example you can cite is the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and if the only quality you associate with the word "presidential" is that act, then things are all getting a bit, well...

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