Gregg Popovich Calls President-Elect Appointment of Breitbart News' Steve Bannon "Troubleso
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, California — San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made it clear that he was not backing down from his comments about his disappointment in the Nov. 8 election and the fact that Donald Trump will be the president of the country in January 2017.
A few days after the election, Popovich, who served in the Air Force Academy, expanded on his displeasure of Trump and his antics during his campaign right before the Spurs played the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on Nov. 16 in Sacramento.
“Somebody asked me and I told the truth of what I felt. I still feel the same way,” Popovich said. “It’s still a disorienting situation when you thought you lived in a certain kind of country with certain values and find out those values aren't important to half the country. I thought with all the divisiveness in the election, all the groups that President-elect Trump disparaged the best way to start was not to worry about Obamacare or talk about Wall Street or anything else. But that didn't happen. That was my hope.”
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich strolls the sidelines before his team played the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on Nov. 16, 2016.
Popovich told a reporter last week that he was “still sick to my stomach” about the election that had Trump saying disturbing things against Muslim, people of color, gays, and women. Popovich, in his five-minute interview with reporters at G1C, said there was no “accountability or responsibility” for Trump’s behavior.
Popovich also said that he was “shocked” and Trump may have been surprise that he was elected to be the 45th President of the United States.
“I think he was shocked. I think at one point he was preparing to lose,” Popovich said. “You can tell because the doesn’t seem to be that interested in policy or anything like that. I haven’t seen or heard from him any core values or principles. He’s got one big motivation and that’s to win at whatever he does. But that’s not a core value, that’s not a principle, and that’s not a vision.”
Popovich also told Publicity Agents that Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as a counselor in this his administration “troublesome.” Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News and he has himself made complicit remarks about Jewish people, women gays.
“As I said, it what would be great if (Trump) made some statements to some of the groups that he disparaged to bring us together and take away fears because there are a lot of fearful people for good reasons,” Popovich said. “But rather than do that he inflamed it more with that appointment (of Bannon).”
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