FORMER Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz who "mistakenly said Hitler was a great leader" to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump.
During the segment, Holtz said, "Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too."
ESPN anchor Rece Davis was taken shocked by Holtz's remarks and asked the former football coach, if he meant to say "Hitler was a bad leader," to which Holtz agreed with.
''Last night while trying to make a point about leadership, I made an unfortunate reference. It was a mistake, and I sincerely apologize," Holtz said the following day on the air.
"At the time, I tried to clarify my remarks. I'm not sure I adequately did so. I appreciate your understanding."
The former-college football head coach worked at ESPN from 2005-2015.
President Trump will award the 83-year-old coach with the nation's highest civilian honor on Thursday.
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