In an impromptu telephone call to The Nation’s Dave Zirin, the U.S. Air Force veteran took fierce aim at the president’s false claim that former President Barack Obama didn’t call the families of fallen service members.
Coach Popovich called me to vent about Trump's latest outrage. Here's what he said https://t.co/t4sK0QYWO3— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 16, 2017
Popovich claimed Trump “thinks that he can only become large by belittling others” and said his lie about Obama was “as low as it gets.”
And he didn’t stop there:
“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.”
Popovich added that the people working alongside Trump “should be ashamed” for not doing anything about his unsuitability for office.
Twitter users appeared to agree with his thoughts, and had this to say:
I’m ready for the Eminem-Gregg Popovich duet at this year’s Grammys. https://t.co/alR53FigIc— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) October 16, 2017
There's a 6 billion pct chance Donald Trump is going to publicly call for Gregg Popovich to be replaced as head coach of US national team.— Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13) October 16, 2017
all i want is for people to feel about me the way i feel about gregg popovich https://t.co/tJDhQDVdsh— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 17, 2017
Looking forward to Trump’s rage tweets on the “failing” Spurs and “loser” coach Gregg Popovich — winners of five NBA titles in 15 years.— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) October 16, 2017
Check out Popovich’s full comments to The Nation here.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.