Capitol riot sparks Spurs' Gregg Popovich's criticism of Trump, GOP senators

San Antonio Spurs trainer Gregg Popovich went after President Trump and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz on Thursday night time prior to the staff took at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Popovich, an ardent critic of Trump and his base, railed concerning the U.S. Capitol rebel and those that nonetheless driven towards the certification of the 2020 presidential election effects.

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“I consider with all my center that Trump loved it,” Popovich stated of Wednesday’s chaos in Washington. “They talked concerning the police and the way simple it was once and the obstacles had been pulled and so they simply walked proper in. That doesn’t occur except there’s a wink and a nod someplace. That simply doesn’t occur. It’s by no means came about at any protest any one’s ever been to.

“That’s why I don’t assume it’s so far-fetched for other people to begin speaking concerning the 25th Modification. We comprehend it most definitely gained’t occur.”

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Popovich known as Hawley a “shaggy dog story.”

“This entitled, elite, trained particular person is in point of fact good. Identical to Ted Cruz is sensible. However they throw gas onto Trump’s hearth. They’re worse than Trump as a result of they’re no longer ill. They’re no longer deeply fallacious.”

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“Mr. Trump isn’t a neatly guy. Those persons are sane, however their self-interest, their greed, their lust for energy outweighs their love of nation or their sense of responsibility to the Charter or to public provider.”

The Related Press contributed to this file.

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