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Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Calls Trump's Protest Response 'Deranged'

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By    |   Monday, 01 June 2020 03:51 PM

The head coach of the San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich is the latest celebrity to rip President Donald Trump’s response to the George Floyd protests.

In an interview with The Nation, the NBA head coach called Trump’s response to protests in the wake of the death of a black man by a white police officer as “unbelievable” and “deranged.”

"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," Popovich said. "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."

He said the president just needs to publicly come out and say “Black Lives Matter.”

"But he won’t and he can’t," Popovich said. "He can’t because it’s more important to him to mollify the small group of followers who validate his insanity. But it’s more than just Trump. The system has to change. I’ll do whatever I can do to help because that’s what leaders do. But he can’t do anything to put us on a positive path because he’s not a leader."

He called Trump a coward for hiding in the White House basement.

“I’m appalled that we have a leader who can’t say ‘black lives matter,’” Popovich said. “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.”

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