Donald Trump made a campaign stop Monday in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh, so naturally, the Republican nominee brought up Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And because this is Trump, he referenced a moment on the golf course.
"We love Big Ben," Trump started, per CBS News' Sopan Deb. "Big Ben's a friend of mine. We played golf together. He once hit a shot that went dead right into a tree. It was a massive tree like this. The ball hit the tree so hard I swear I said, 'Ben, within two years, that tree is gonna be dead.' And you know what? Two years later, I should say this because we have -- have a lot of tree lovers here. But two years later, that tree was dead. He is a strong guy and he's a good guy too. Big Ben."
Trump also waved a Terrible Towel during his speech.
It is worth noting that Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault twice, although, he was not arrested. Big Ben was suspended for six games (reduced to four games) in 2010 after the second incident.
Last week, audio from a 2005 conversation between Trump and then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush surfaced, with Trump appearing to refer to past and future acts of sexual assault. At Sunday night's second presidential debate, Trump referred to this as "locker room talk" and said, "Nobody has more respect for women than I do."
In June, rumors spread of Roethlisberger making the drive to Cleveland to speak at the GOP National Convention. However, the quarterback was not present at Quicken Loans Arena.
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