Charles Barkley Says Warriors Not Visiting White House ‘Sets A Bad Precedent’ (VIDEO)
Steve Kerr To Trump: ‘Isn’t It You Who Must Honor The White House?’
Steve Kerr has long been a vocal critic of Donald Trump ever since he took office and it got that much worse after a rally on Friday in Alabama resulted in controversy about various NFL players kneeling and how they should be fired on the spot.
He then followed that up with a message to Stephen Curry for not wanting to visit the White House, so he withdrew his invitation for the entire Golden State Warriors because athletes should be ‘honored’ to grace the White House steps.
Kerr had heard enough and delivered a powerful response to Donald Trump.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to meet President Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton, and Obama,” Kerr told The Crossover’s Chris Ballard. “I didn’t agree with all of them, but it was easy to set politics aside because each possessed an inherent respect for the office, as well as the humility that comes with being a public servant in an incredible position of power, representing 300 million people.
“And that’s the problem now. In his tweet to Steph, Trump talked about honoring the White House but, really, isn’t it you who must honor the White House, Mr. President? And the way to do that is through compassion and dignity and being above the fray. Not causing the fray.”
“I just think it’s important to recognize that we as a nation are far from perfect, and it’s our responsibility to try to make it better,” Kerr said. “And one of the ways to do that is to promote awareness and understanding and acceptance. Not just acceptance but embracing our diversity, which when you get down to it is not only who we are but truly what makes us great.”
He ended his thoughts with a simple request from the President.
“Respectfully, Mr. Trump, the point is this: You’re the president. You represent all of us. Don’t divide us. Bring us together.”