Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr Slammed President Donald Trump during an interview on Sept. 23 after Trump rescinded an invitation for the team to visit the White House, which Warrior Steph Curry previously turned down:
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Kerr told ESPN:
The idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things he’s saying is sort of far-fetched. Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him?
It was an actual chance to talk to the president. After all, he works for us. He’s a public servant. He may not be aware of that, but he is a public servant, right? So maybe as NBA champions, as people in a prominent position, we could go in and say, “This is what’s bothering us, what can we do about this?”
How about the irony of, “Free speech is fine if you’re a neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans, but free speech is not allowed to kneel in protest?”
No matter how many times a football player says, “I honor our military, but I’m protesting police brutality and racial inequality,” it doesn’t matter. Nationalists are saying, “You’re disrespecting our flag.” Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism. And one’s way worse than the other.