Former Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach Bobby Knight, who endorsed bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump just days before the upcoming Indiana primary on Tuesday, launched an insult against conservatives on Thursday while admitting utter ignorance about politics.
On CNN with Don Lemon on Thursday, Bobby Knight admitted that he didn’t even know what a conservative was, outrageously claiming, “You know, I’m not even sure what a conservative is.”
Worse yet, the 75-year-old launched a brick, saying that perhaps a conservative is someone who “goes to bed too early” or “doesn’t sleep long enough” or “just wants to be real quiet.”
“I don’t know whether a conservative is a guy that goes to bed too early or maybe doesn’t sleep long enough or just what the hell he might be,” the hotheaded coach said. “I don’t know. Maybe he’s a guy that — you know, he just wants to be real quiet. I don’t know what a conservative is,” Knight argued.
Bobby Knight should probably stick with basketball and throwing chairs. He’s a very successful and legendary basketball coach with a colored past, but his venture into politics is not going well.
Knight may be muddying the waters by mocking the definition of conservatism, since many of Trump’s cult-like followers have been mesmerized by his cult of personality into believing that the lifelong New York liberal has suddenly been born again as the next Ronald Reagan.
Being able to define conservativism means Trump gets caught in another lie, as he claims to be a conservative.
Reagan biographer Paul Kengor, Ph.D., defined “11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative,” in his book by the same name. Trump easily flunks the test in at least five of these principles and partially so in others as well.
Trump is also basking in the glory of convicted rapist Mike Tyson, who raped a woman in Indiana in 1992 and served three years in prison. “I like it,” Trump said about rapist Tyson’s endorsement.