San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been very clear in his opinions surrounding our current white supremacist in chief. Asked about Trump’s cowardly display of hiding out in Mar-a-Lago while the entire nation went to the streets to demand action from its elected officials surrounding gun violence, Popovich had a lot to say about the March for Our Lives marches on Sunday. CBS News carried the full statement, but here are some highlights:
But if you just sit for a moment and imagine those bullets going through those bodies, and what those bodies might have looked like afterwards, how can the president of the country talk about all the things he’s going to do, and then go have lunch with the NRA and change it? It’s just cowardice. A real leader would have been in Washington D.C. this weekend, not at his penthouse at Mar-a-Lago. He would have had the decency to meet with a group, to see what’s going on, and how important it is, and how important our children should be to us. So for all those politicians involved, it’s just a dereliction of duty.
They can talk about the age limit, and background checks and all that, but the real discussion is what kind of a country, what kind of a culture do we want? You go back and investigate the second amendment. What does it really mean today? What are we willing to give up for the safety of our children. The people in power don’t want to talk about that. The fact that our president left town, is a real indication of how much he really cares about anything other than feeding his insatiable ego.
The cowardly acts of men and women in dereliction of their duty.