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NBA Coach Calls Trump A 'Soulless Coward' For Lying About Obama, And Twitter Is Applauding

Gregg Popovich, the endlessly quotable Spurs head coach, is known for his off-the-cuff remarks and sardonic wit both on the court and in the press room. Aside from his lovable antics, Pops is known to speak his mind about more than just the game. From income inequality to systemic racism, Popovich doesn't shy away from topics other than basketball, including his outspoken criticism of President Donald Trump.

Following a question about the recent deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump responded that he planned on calling the families of the fallen soldiers, a duty he then claimed his predecessors never lived up to.

Popovich had something to say about President Trump's remarks:

Coach Pop also called out those around the President:

One unnamed former White House official responded to Trump's claim:

Popovich, who spoke with Dave Zirin of The Nation, also said:

I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this president had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families are so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.

Hard to argue with that after seeing the response from fans:

H/T - Twiiter, The Nation