PITTSBURGH — It seems that Donald Trump may not know Joe Paterno died.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump asked about Joe Paterno and said, “How’s Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back?”
Paterno died in 2012.
Perhaps he was referring to the Paterno statue, but that didn’t stop many people from Tweeting their confusion over the comments.
Bring Paterno back? @realdonaldtrump has odd expectations of his abilities, and responsibilities, as president.
— Holly Swanson (@StateCollegeMom) April 14, 2016
It seemed like Trump only remembered that Paterno was fired, not that he died.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 13, 2016
Others pointed out that Trump mentioned Paterno, the former Penn State coach, in Pittsburgh: the home of the University of Pittsburgh.
Congrats, Pitt fans. If I understand Trump, your campus will get the Paterno statue.
— Sigh Hersh, Persuasive Authority (@Ugarles) April 13, 2016
Not only did Trump reference Paterno, who is dead, he did it in Pittsburgh, which is the home of…..Pitt.
— Will Thompson (@thrillis4) April 14, 2016