Donald Trump got big hometown support in Indiana on Wednesday as he was praised by legendary Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight.
"There has never been a more honest politician than Donald Trump," Knight told the crowd of 5,000 supporters at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
“I am not here to represent the Republican Party,” he continued. “And I’m not here to represent any organization that deals with politics. I think the most important thing in the world is that we vote for the best man there is for this job.”
Trump took to Twitter to thank Knight for the endorsement.
The endorsement from the former Hoosiers coach came after Ted Cruz’s embarrassing basketball gaffe.
Cruz, who has called Hoosiers one of his favorite movies, was inside the gym where the Bob Knight biopic was filmed when he stumbled on the sport's terminology.
"The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it's the same height as it is New York City and every other place in this country," Cruz said at a rally on Tuesday night.
Just in case Cruz was wondering – it is called a hoop.
Following Wednesday night’s event, Trump did not head home to New York City. Instead, he spent a night in a budget-friendly Holiday Inn Express in Indianapolis, which he praised on Twitter as "new and clean."
"Not bad!" he wrote.