Gregg Popovich called President Donald Trump “deranged” and “dangerous” after a crown of his supporters breached the Capitol on Wednesday as the electoral college vote was being certified.
The San Antonio Spurs head coach spoke to reporters on Thursday and called out the difference in how the US Capitol riot was treated as opposed to minority communities.
“There can’t be a better obvious example of a system that is not fair as far as justice and equal rights are concerned.” Popovich said. “I believe in all my heart that Trump enjoyed it. … We can’t forget the miserable example of racism, that was the biggest takeaway of the whole day.”
The longtime coach has never shied away from weighing in on politics, especially after what he witnessed last summer following the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin.
Popovich remained stunned by the ability of the mob to easily take over the building.
“That doesn’t happen unless there’s a wink and a nod somewhere,” Popovich theorized.