Warriors’ Steve Kerr: Trump Is Failing to Unify the Country with ‘Divisive’ Comments

In a Saturday interview on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” outspoken Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr hammered President Trump for creating a “storm” with his “divisive” comments like when he bashed the National Anthem protests and called protesters “sons of b******” at a rally in Alabama.

“We see what President Trump does with his words, with his actions, and it’s difficult to reconcile that and just say we’ll put all that aside,” Kerr told John Axelrod. “He can make fun of handicap people. He can say a lot of nasty things, ugly things, whether it’s about women, whomever. There can be a lot of things that happen that are just really difficult to just say, ‘All right, we’ll put that aside and go visit and shake his hand.’ It doesn’t feel right.”

According to Kerr, Trump’s comments at the Alabama rally “really stung.”

“He used the words ‘sons of b******’ to talk about NFL players who have made it clear they’re protesting racial inequality and police brutality,” Kerr said. “Those are sons of b******? Really? You’re the president of the United States and you’re going to call them sons of b******? And you’re going to call [Colin] Kaepernick out for non-violent protests, a staple of American democracy? That’s really hard to deal with, ” Kerr said.

“For me, that was probably the hardest one to deal with,” he continued. “The personal slights that we’ve seen from Trump, you sort of get used to it after a while, you get numb to it. But that one really stung, because it was so divisive, and it was so angry, and it just didn’t make sense.”

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