Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted Donald Trump in a Saturday interview with reporters about the president’s recently rescinded invitation to the NBA champions to visit the White House.
Saturday morning the president used his Twitter account to tell Warriors superstar Stephen Curry he wasn’t welcome, writing: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Curry described the president’s response as “surreal”, but his coach was more blunt, calling the it “insane,” according to Raw Story.
“The idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things he’s saying is sort of far-fetched,” Kerr stated. “Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him?”
That is hard to picture.
“It was an actual chance to talk to the president,” Kerr continued. “After all, he works for us. He’s a public servant. He may not be aware of that, but he is a public servant, right? So maybe as NBA champions, as people in a prominent position, we could go in and say, ‘This is what’s bothering us, what can we do about this?’”
Kerr lashed out at Trump’s attacks on ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL anthem protesters.
“How about the irony of, ‘Free speech is fine if you’re a neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans, but free speech is not allowed to kneel in protest?’” Kerr added. “No matter how many times a football player says, ‘I honor our military, but I’m protesting police brutality and racial inequality,’ it doesn’t matter. Nationalists are saying, ‘You’re disrespecting our flag.’ Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism. And one’s way worse than the other.”
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(Article By Jeremiah Jones)