Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says Donald Trump is a "Soulless Coward"
Gregg Popovich comes out swinging
Keep politics away from sports. Try telling that to San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich.
During an interview with The Nation Magazine, Gregg Popovich blasted President Donald Trump. The reason? Because of what Trump said on Monday after, where he stated, during a press conference, that he’s been the only modern president to call the families of US soldiers who got killed in the field. (Trump’s quote: “President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”)
Popovich, who served in the United States Air Force, called up The Nation and let loose:
“I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families, is so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.”
And then Popovich came with the money quote:
“This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day.”
This isn’t the first time Pop has called out Trump. He has criticized the President many times in the past.
The NBA season starts tomorrow. It should be a doozy.
Source: The Nation