Popovich Goes On Another HUGE Anti-Trump Rant


Popovich Goes On Another HUGE Anti-Trump Rant

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had even more bad things to say about President Donald Trump tonight!

Following the election, Popovich told reporters that he was “sick to [his] stomach” that the country could ignore “all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for” and elect someone who made “xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic” comments. Now, following today’s marches, he did it again. Before the Spurs game against Cleveland, Popovich gave reporters quite a quote [via mySanAntonio.com]:

“The march today was great. The message is important. It could have been a whole lot of groups marching. Somebody said on TV, ‘What’s the message?’ The message is obvious. Our president comes in with the lowest rating of anybody whoever came into the office. There’s a majority of people out there, since Hillary won the popular vote, that don’t buy his act.

I just wish he was more … [that he] had the ability to be mature enough to do something that really is inclusive, rather than just talking and saying, ‘I’m going to include everyone.’ He could talk to the groups that he disrespected and maligned during the primary and really make somebody believe it. But so far, you’ve gotten to the point where you really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth. You really can’t. All those thousands that were on the rooftops after 9/11? There were two. ‘We went to Hawaii and checked his birth certificate and my investigators couldn’t BELIEVE what they found.’ There wasn’t anything there. It’s over and over again.”

Popovich also took offense to Trump’s trip to the CIA headquarters, where the President delivered an inappropriately scathing speech in front of a memorial to fallen agents:

“Instead of honoring the 117 people behind him where he was speaking, he talked about the size of the [inauguration] crowd. That’s worrisome. That’s worrisome. I’d just feel better if someone was in that position that showed the maturity and psychological and emotional level of someone that was his age. It’s dangerous and it doesn’t do us any good.

I hope he does a great job. But there’s a difference between respecting the office of the president and the person who occupies it. That respect has to be earned. It’s hard to be respectful of someone when we all have kids, and we’re watching him be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people.

After that, Popovich dug into Trump’s cabinet:

“And what really bothers me are the people around him, the Sean Spicers, the Kellyanne Conways the Reince Preibuses, who know who he is and actually have the cynical approach and disingenuous attitude to really defend him and make him look like he didn’t say what he said. When he’s mad at the media for them reporting what he said, it just boggles my mind. When Kellyanne Conway said the other day he wasn’t really making fun of the handicapped person. It’s incredible. It really makes you wonder how far would someone go to actually cover for somebody that much. I think the comment was,’ You have to look in his heart. You don’t know what’s in his heart. He wouldn’t do that.’ But he did it.

And all the things he said during that time, if our children would have said it, we would have grounded them for six months. Without a doubt. But we ignore all that, because … because why? That says something about all of us. And that’s what’s dangerous. That’s what scares the hell out of me to this day and makes me uneasy.

“But I felt great today watching the march, in protest to how he has conducted himself, because it tells me I really do live in a country where a lot of people care. We have to be vigilant, to be sure. Although we all hope he does good things for our country, that we don’t get embarrassed by him and roll back liberties that have been worked for for so long in so many different areas.”

Of course, Pop’s not all talk. Earlier this year, Popovich hosted a town hall meeting with Cornel West where local kids could come together to talk about race (as well as “sports, economics, [and] police-community relations”).
Popovich and the Spurs went on to win their game, beating the Cavs 118-115.

One Response to "Popovich Goes On Another HUGE Anti-Trump Rant"

  1. Jerry Howard   Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Pop is absolutely right. Trumps comments and behavior is inexcusable. To make things worse, his representatives try to justify or back up his statements and that makes them just as much a liar
    as he is. And yes it is bothersome that we could allow someone that would take shots at a handicap person to take on the role as our commander in chief.

    ..Go Spurs!