Spurs’ Popovich calls ‘Trumpism a cult,’ says Trump impeachment would bring people together

Popovich shares thoughts on impeachment process prior to Spurs game

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich walks off the court after he was ejected during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – As President Donald Trump faces another impending impeachment trial in the aftermath of last week’s violence and riots by pro-Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich shared his thoughts on the subject.

Before the Spurs game at Oklahoma City, Popovich said while he’s not in Congress, as a U.S. citizen “what we all watched was horrific and we all saw the lack of concern and incompetence on the part of our president, which is really sad.”

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Last week, Popovich blasted Trump for his rhetoric that led to the events at the Capitol and said Trump was “not well.”

This time, the Spurs head coach said that while Trump “is what he is,” what the president has done “ for our democracy and our country and our standing and our credibility, let alone the safety of all those people in the building is just enough to fry your brain.”

Popovich said it was encouraging to see high-ranking Republicans such as Wyoming GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney come out in support of removing Trump from office before his term expires.

“What she said really warms your heart. Trumpism is a cult, she’s a real Republican. I’m a Democrat, but her values are just as important as my values, and that’s what you talk out. That’s what you compromise on, but crazy nuts, whack jobs, lies and conspiracy theories have gotten us to this point.

It would be laughable if it wasn’t dangerous and sickening to watch people like McCarthy, Meadows, Hawley and Cruz talk about ‘we shouldn’t do an impeachment because that might be divisive.’ It’s hilarious. The level of hypocrisy that they will reach and the shame that they would not feel. And as I said before, they just think we’re stupid. They’re so full of themselves, so full of hubris that they actually think that a sane person is going to buy that argument.”

Popovich said he did not have much faith the Twenty-Fifth amendment would be invoked, but he wholeheartedly agreed with the impeachment process.

“This impeachment will say a lot and if anything, it will bring people together rather than be divisive because it will bring people who have thought a different way and realize what Trump can really do and who he really is,” Popovich said.

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