San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich unloaded on President Trump before his team’s matchup with the Washington Wizards Tuesday night.
“He brings out the dark side of human beings for his own purpose, which is himself,” said Popovich, who is a frequent critic of the president. “If it’s not pointed out, if people don’t stand up and point it out, he will become commonplace, and it’s not the world that I want to live in.”
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The Spurs coach also had strong praise for last weekend’s March For Our Lives.
“That’s why the kids that have been doing this, that had the march and everything, they give me hope that I’m actually living in the country that I thought I was living in. Because at times, it’s not where I thought I was living, but they made me believe, they give you hope for the future that they want to do the right things that have moral clarity and common sense,” said Popovich, who then contrasted their stance to his view of the president’s actions on gun control.
“We have a president who sat across a table in a fake environment of goodwill to talk about gun violence, just like the immigration facade where he’d sign anything, and of course he didn’t do anything,” said the Spurs coach. “He’s who he is. He’s actually kind of boring because he’s done this all so much. We all know what’s coming and we know what lie’s gonna happen. That’s not very interesting. It’s pathetic.”