Speaking in Pittsburgh, Donald Trump delivered one of the strangest lines all election season: He asked the crowd how Joe Paterno was doing, and implied that he thought that he should be brought back to Penn State.
Trump begins quest for Sorcerer's Stone in order to resurrect Joe Paterno pic.twitter.com/kSXw6wMVH6— Ian McKenna (@Ian_McK_) April 13, 2016
Joe Paterno, of course, died in 2012 following a brief battle with lung cancer.
While it's possible that Trump could have been referring to the statue of Paterno that was removed from the Penn State campus, the crowd in Pittsburgh was thoroughly confused by Trump.
HUH? Trump just mentioned "bringing back" Joe Paterno. What? Crowd didn't know how to react.— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) April 13, 2016
It seemed like Trump only remembered that Paterno was fired, not that he died.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 13, 2016
Then there's this theory, put forward by the Free Beacon's Sonny Bunch:
This is the moment when I finally accepted that the whole Trump campaign was a Sacha Baron Cohen bit. https://t.co/RiIqYeqW5V— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 14, 2016
Nothing makes any sense, and it's safe to say that JoePa won't be "back" any time soon.