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Spurs Coach Calls Out Trump For Stance On The Fight For Our Lives March

Gregg Popovich is an icon in the NBA and has continued to be an activist for social injustice.  Popovich is an Airforce veteran that continues to find ways to speak out on the state of America. Before Sunday’s game against Milwaukee, Popovich addressed the impact of the thousands of people who decided to March against gun violence.  Popovich didn’t hold back calling out Trump for his lack of support for the youth.

Well, the future of the country is a pretty big thing. There’s not one event that is going to signal what it’s going to be like in the future. But I can tell you that I’m sure most everybody is going to be unbelievably proud and excited about those students and what they’ve done.”  said Popovich to reporters. “Because our politicians have certainly sat on their thumbs and just hidden. To most, it’s almost like a dereliction of duty to watch all these people get killed with guns — in so many different ways, whether it’s nightclubs, or schools, or cities. And it seems that the power and the money are more important than the lives. So to see these teenagers demand this, it takes you back. ”

Popovich also commented how President Trump avoided the issue by being offshore.

“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 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.”

Popovich believes that the Fight For Our Lives March, was reminiscent of the Marches for the Civil Rights movenment.

Well, the future of the country is a pretty big thing. There’s not one event that is going to signal what it’s going to be like in the future. But I can tell you that I’m sure most everybody is going to be unbelievably proud and excited about those students and what they’ve done. Because our politicians have certainly sat on their thumbs and just hidden. To most, it’s almost like a dereliction of duty to watch all these people get killed with guns — in so many different ways, whether it’s nightclubs, or schools, or cities. And it seems that the power and the money are more important than the lives. So to see these teenagers demand this, it takes you back.

You think about it, the civil rights movement didn’t flip or change until people saw things on TV. They saw policemen with fire hoses and dogs biting old black men and women, people being beaten with sticks. Then you get to the Vietnam War, and we’re in it forever, and then what happens? Film starts coming back with arms and legs blown off and coffins, and I can still remember the little girl who was napalmed running down the road. Things change when that happens. And in this one, in this situation, these students are the same way. Images are important. Obviously, you can’t put an image on TV of what happened in that classroom, that would be pretty horrifying.

 

 

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