Excerpts from Daily Kos: News Community
Nov 11, 2016 10:31pm CST by Leslie Salzillo 308348
San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich was pressed in an interview to share his thoughts on the election of Republican Donald Trump. Once the politically vocal basketball coach began, he seemed to hold nothing back. He starts off talking about his shame for being part of a country where half of the people ignored basic values to elect a racist, misogynist, xenophobic fear-monger.
“It leaves me wondering where I’ve been living and with whom I’m living. The fact that people can just gloss that over and start talking about the transition team, and you know, we’re all gonna be Kumbaya now and try to make the country good without talking about any of those things…”
Popovich talks about Trump’s grade-school bullying tactics and how he is stunned, like so many of us around the country and world, that a man like Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States. Towards the end of his poignant response, Popovich says:
“I’m a rich white guy, and I’m sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can’t imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel.”
Here is the the audio clip of Popovich’s opinion of Trump via Spurs Nation Podcast, followed by the full transcript.
Here is there full transcript: