Donald Trump talked some hoops briefly at his rally tonight in Louisville, Kentucky.
The President spoke at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Monday. He delved into the typical topics, but also dropped a basketball reference, unusual for his public speaking events.
Trump promised he wouldn’t allow foreign countries to “take advantage of us” anymore, and then dropped a hoops reference which could be construed a couple of different ways.
“You just worry about your basketball team,” Trump said. “I’ll take care of the rest.”
Here’s the full video from CBS:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 21, 2017
Some people interpreted it as a shot at Louisville, considering the Cards were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Michigan on Sunday. That could make sense, but why do that in the city where you’re holding a rally?
Maybe Trump was praising the Kentucky Wildcats, and the big game they have coming up with UCLA in the Sweet 16? But that wouldn’t make sense either, because Kentucky surely isn’t “the” basketball team for everyone in that crowd. After all, they take their hoops rivalry very seriously in the Bluegrass State.
Maybe he’s just telling Kentucky citizens to simply worry about whichever team they root for, UL or UK, and he’ll handle important matters?
Whatever was meant, we’re probably trying too hard to interpret it anyway. We’ll let you be the judge.
Update: Well, it looks like Trump was clearly referring to Louisville, because he joked about them losing in another part of his speech.
is Trump implying Louisville should have been in the NIT, or? pic.twitter.com/PvsF2sKLcX
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 21, 2017
Also, it appears he didn’t realize there are no NCAA Tournament games on Monday nights, except for the national championship.