San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has called out President Trump once again, this time referring to Trump as a “soulless coward” in wake of comments he made regarding the deaths of American troops in Niger.
“I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this president had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families are so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.”
“This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner—and to lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers—is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House, unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office, and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this president should be ashamed, because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.”
Popovich’s latest evisceration of Trump came after the President’s comments in a press conference on Monday, when he was asked about two fallen American soldiers in Niger.
According to NBC News, Trump responded when asked why he had not addressed the recent deaths of American troops in Niger,
“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls — a lot of them didn’t make calls — I like to make calls when it’s appropriate,” Trump said at a press conference in the Rose Garden.
Shortly after the press conference, representatives from the former Obama administration, as well as the most recent Bush administration, vehemently denied everything Trump had said, citing numerous phone calls, letters, visits to troops at the hospital and more.
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