Trump is an ‘idiot’ – Gregg Popovich
NBA coaches have been vocal in their stand against racial discrimination and police brutality in general, but Gregg Popovich did not hold back with his thoughts.
The San Antonio Spurs legendary coach had a lot of spicy words against US President Donald Trump on how he handled the country’s protest of Black-American citizen George Floyd’s murder case.
“The thing that strikes me is that we all see this police violence and racism and we’ve seen it all before but nothing changes. That’s why these protests have been so explosive. But without leadership and an understanding of what the problem is, there will never be change. And white Americans have avoided reckoning with this problem forever because it’s been our privilege to be able to avoid it. That also has to change,” Popovich said on his exclusive interview on The Nation.
“It’s unbelievable. If Trump had a brain, even if it was 99 percent cynical, he would come out and say something to unify people. But he doesn’t care about bringing people together. Even now. That’s how deranged he is. It’s all about him. It’s all about what benefits him personally. It’s never about the greater good. And that’s all he’s ever been.”
Popovich even went far by calling the US president as “deranged idiot’ for not only antagonizing the protester, but also assigning his military to strike back by shooting rubber bullets.
“He’s not just divisive. He’s a destroyer. To be in his presence makes you die. He will eat you alive for his own purposes. I’m appalled that we have a leader who can’t say ‘Black Lives Matter.’ That’s why he hides in the White House basement. He is a coward. He creates a situation and runs away like a grade-schooler. Actually, I think it’s best to ignore him. There is nothing he can do to make this better because of who he is: a deranged idiot,” Popovich stated.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 1, 2020