(ABC News) Republican front-runner Donald Trump seems to have found a kindred spirit in famed, former Indiana University head coach Bobby Knight.
Knight has appeared with the businessman at two events in Indiana, praising Trump’s “preparedness.” Both have reputations for pursuing the win -- Knight boasting 900 career wins and Trump on a primary winning streak.
But both also have their share of controversies. Trump has come under fire for appearing to be xenophobic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and for his comments on abortion. Knight was infamously fired from his coaching position after allegations of physical assault. He faced added scrutiny when he made a comparison between handling stress and rape during an NBC News interview, saying, ''I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”
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Trump and Knight have bonded recently, with Knight throwing his endorsement to the real-estate mogul.