For the second night in a row, Donald Trump has managed to out-do Vice President Joe Biden in the gaffe department. After listing a Ted Cruz for President co-chair among his endorsements last night, Trump name-checked legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno — who died in 2012 — in Pittsburgh, home of the Pitt Panthers.
Twitter is having fun with Trump's promise to bring Joe Paterno back. #resurrection
— Joyce Overly (@poycer) April 14, 2016
We’re not yet convinced Trump can make Mexico pay for his border wall, and now he’s suggesting he can bring back the late Joe Paterno.
Donald Trump asked a crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh about Joe Paterno and it left many scratching their heads. https://t.co/sR5yuV3V6a
— WNEP (@WNEP) April 14, 2016
— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) April 14, 2016
Trump begins quest for Sorcerer's Stone in order to resurrect Joe Paterno pic.twitter.com/kSXw6wMVH6
— Ian McKenna (@Ian_McK_) April 13, 2016
Puzzler of the day. @realDonaldTrump just told Pittsburgh crowd "How about Joe Paterno – are we going to bring him back?"
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) April 13, 2016
— Beth Renaldi (@bethrenaldi) April 13, 2016
— Suz (@Softcrush) April 13, 2016
In Pittsburgh, Donald Trump goes there: "How’s Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back. How bout that whole deal?"
— Beth Reinhard (@bethreinhard) April 13, 2016
@bethreinhard this is not real. Right?
— Eli Fine (@ElazarFine) April 14, 2016
— Hoosier Roguery (@hoosierchicago) April 13, 2016
. @bethreinhard WELP *leaves*
— a real vr trooper (@intelSEBASTIAN) April 14, 2016
— Paul Little (@plittle75) April 13, 2016
Donald Trump, in Pittsburgh, has already promised to bring back coal, steel, and Joe Paterno.
Next up: Napoleon, triceratops, Pangea
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) April 13, 2016
The weird thing about Trump isn't that he doesn't know Joe Paterno's dead. It's that he thinks pandering for him will help him in Pittsburgh
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) April 14, 2016
— RAE (@Fargo12) April 14, 2016
@johnrobertsFox In Pittsburgh? After he said that what did you hear? Crickets?
— Jo Miller (@7295murphy) April 14, 2016
In the heart of Panthers country, too. What a jagoff. https://t.co/DizGiFPC4Z
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) April 14, 2016
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) April 14, 2016
— G (@greggds) April 14, 2016
.@AndyJ0seph Trump has an amazing brain. Yuuge brain. Remembers everyone he ever met, alive or dead. Just don't know which is which. Sad!
— Richard Saunders (@RSaunders2016) April 14, 2016
— chad (@volleychad) April 14, 2016
Was Trump talking about Paterno, or his statue?
@AndyJ0seph Please tell me your not that simple minded. He was talking about statue. Trump has been Pro Paterno for a long time.
— Kirk Collingwood (@capkbc) April 14, 2016
Trump obviously meant when are we going to bring back the Paterno statue and then, subsequently, Paterno back from beyond, through sorcery.
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) April 14, 2016
Once again, Trump’s spokeswoman was left with the job of “clarifying” his remarks.
Trump spox confirms to me that his Joe Paterno reference was to "bring back" his statue at Penn State
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 14, 2016
Trump spokeswoman tells reporters he was referring to the Paterno statue when he asked, "How's Joe Paterno? Are we gonna bring that back?"
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 14, 2016
Are we? It was removed for a reason.
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) April 14, 2016
@JGreenDC He's talking about the Paterno statue that was removed after he was caught covering up child rapes
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) April 14, 2016
Donald Trump has every bad opinion imaginable, up to and including "they should put the Joe Paterno statue back up"
— Stephen Silver (@StephenSilver) April 14, 2016