Philadelphia 76ers 2016 first overall pick Ben Simmons spoke out against President Donald Trump Wednesday, calling the president an “idiot” and saying people in his homeland of Australia would call him a “d*ckhead” over his comments regarding the national anthem protests in the NFL.
“I think he’s an idiot,” Simmons told Fox Sports Australia. “If we were in Australia right now, a lot of people would call him a d*ckhead, and that’s how I personally feel. Some of the comments he’s just made about players, the NFL, the anthem. Everyone respects America, and everyone thinks America is a great country, but he’s the wrong person to be in charge of it.”
Simmons added that he thinks Trump “brings more anger and hatred” to the United States.
“I think the U.S. is a great country. I love being here. I’m very appreciative of the job I’m in. I think he’s the wrong person to be in charge. He’s definitely not a leader,” he stated.
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