OAKLAND, California – Once again, Gregg Popovich let the media know his opinion of President Donald Trump prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday.
The San Antonio Spurs coach gave his thoughts on the current state of politics after the recent firing of FBI director James Comey.
“Usually, things happen in the world and you go to work and you’ve got your family and you’ve got your friend and you do what you do, but to this day I feel like there’s a cloud, a pall, over the whole country, in a paranoid surreal sort of way that’s got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election. It’s got to do with the way one individual conducts himself.
It’s embarrassing, it’s dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for and what we expect the country to be. But for this individual, he’s at a game show and everything that happens begins and ends with him, not our people or our country. When he talks about those things, that’s just a ruse. That’s disingenuous, cynical and fake.”
Gregg Popovich lighting into Donald Trump about how he conducts himself: "It's a game show" pic.twitter.com/kLyUYtg3Xi— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 14, 2017
Many don’t know that the 68-year-old coach graduated from the Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Soviet Studies in 1970 and spent active duty time as an intelligence officer in Eastern Europe, according to USA Today Sports.
The legendary coach did end the media session on a lighter note wishing everyone a nice day.
“Well with that, have a nice day,” Popovich said. “Enjoy the game. Somebody’s going to win. Somebody’s going to lose. I just hope somebody doesn’t get their butt kicked.”
This isn’t the first, or second, time Popovich has spoken out against President Trump.