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Donald Trump Calls For Return of Paterno Statue at Pittsburgh Rally

Donald Trump is a polarizing figure — nobody is denying that. But on Wednesday night, he might’ve taken that polarization to a whole new level (at least given the way some yinzers feel about Penn State). While addressing a crowd in Pittsburgh during a rally, Trump referenced Paterno as he discussed the coal industry in the city.

“How’s Joe Paterno,” Trump asked. “We gonna bring that back? How’s that whole deal?” Some pundits took to Twitter to point out that, in fact, Joe Paterno died in 2012 and is impossible to bring back but it’s easy to see Trump was talking about his statue — and based on Trump’s previous comments about Paterno and Penn State before he began his presidential run, it’s not surprising. Trump’s spokesman clarified after the rally that he was, in fact, referring to the statue.

Well, you may disagree with Trump on everything else, but lots of Penn Staters are likely to take his side on this one…

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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