San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich slammed President Donald Trump, calling the United States a “global embarrassment” under his leadership after his attacks on African-American athletes who have boycotted standing for the national anthem.
“Our country is an embarrassment in the world,” Popovich said in a press conference in response to Trump’s remarks over the weekend.
Popovich ridiculed Trump “This is an individual who actually thought that when people held arms during the games, that they were doing it to honor the flag. That’s delusional. Absolutely delusional, but it’s what we have to live with,” the coach said.
“So you’ve got a choice: We can continue to bounce or heads off the wall with his conduct, or we can decide that the institutions of our country are more important, that people are more important, that the decent America that we all thought we had and want is more important, and get down to business at the grassroots level and do what we have to do,” Popovich continued, while also wondering at what point will Trump cross the line for his supporters and at what point does “the morality and decency kick in?”
Coach Gregg Popovich speaks out on why he currently feels that: "Our country is an embarrassment to the rest of the world" pic.twitter.com/W2NZckoZlS
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