Bob Knight: Benghazi Would Never Happen On Trump's Watch

| by Lauren Briggs
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Bobby Knight, the Indiana basketball coaching legend, supports presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump and said that an international tragedy like Benghazi would never happen on Trump's watch.

"I don't think that we have had anybody who is on the verge of coming into the White House as well-prepared as Donald Trump is," Knight said, according to CNN. "You look at all of the business he has had, all of the jobs he's created. We're worried about jobs right now. Probably nobody in America has come close to setting up as many jobs for people with his business as Donald Trump has."

It is no secret that the controversial candidate has evoked strong feelings among both supporters and haters alike, but Knight said that Trump's controversial remarks, which have alienated certain demographics, is not a significant issue.

"That doesn't really mean anything to me right now, because we're talking about a guy that I think can handle things far better than anything we've had recently," Knight said.

He then mentioned the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans and may or may not have implicated then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently running in the Democratic presidential primary, notes the Washington Post.

"I'll tell you one thing about Donald Trump: There will never be a Benghazi in a Donald Trump administration," Knight told CNN.

The respected coach said that Trump's extensive business experience is the main attribute that qualifies him to be president regardless of any tension the real estate mogul has stirred within the GOP. One example is the #NeverTrump movement, in which many high-ranking Republican politicians have announced that they will not vote for Trump in the general election.

"I don't care about the Republican Party," Knight added. "I don't care about the Democratic Party. You know, I'm tired of this party stuff where we're going to do what's right for this party or we're going to do what's right for that party. Let's just get together and do what's right for the country. I think that's what all of us want."

Sources: CNN, Washington Post / Photo credit: Truett Holmes/Wikimedia Commons

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