Bobby Knight has come out in support for Donald Trump but said he is tired of both Republicans and Democrats.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the legendary Indiana University basketball coach said said he doesn’t really care for either party. (VIDEO: Bobby Knight: Trump Is A ‘Son Of A B**ch’)
“I am so tired of the Republicans and so tired of the Democrats,” he said. “It’s time that we started to elect the best people, not the best politicians. And I am very strong about that.”
“Rather than have people who are voting for what the Democrats want or voting for what the Republicans want, let’s vote for the best person for America,” he added. “Period. I don’t give a damn what his affiliations are. I think he is a very bright person, a smart person, and it takes intelligence to get into what he is getting into.”
“He also has a great feeling for the United States of America and I think that is an important thing in this job,” he continued. “I will never forget as long as I live when Michelle Obama said [that seeing people rallying around her husband’s 2008 candidacy] was the first time she had ever been happy to be an American. Now, Donald Trump’s thoughts are 5,000 degrees opposite of a comment like that.”
Last month, Knight endorsed Trump on the night before the Indiana primary. Trump ended up winning the state, and Ted Cruz then dropped out of the race, leading to his path to the nomination.