Spurs’ Popovich on Trump Denying He’s a Racist: ‘Every Time I Hear Somebody Say They’re Not a Racist, You Know They Are’

President Donald Trump denied being a racist Sunday, but outspoken San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is not buying it.

While speaking with reporters Monday about Martin Luther King Jr., Popovich alluded to Trump’s remarks, saying that any time he hears someone say they are not racist, they are actually racist.

“[Martin Luther King Jr.] understood that racism was our national sin, and if everybody didn’t come together it would bring everybody down, including white people,” Popovich explained. “That promise that he basically demanded America fulfill from way back when is what put us on the road to make America great. At the same time, we all know the situation now. And I think he’d be a very, very sad man to see that a lot of his efforts have been held up and torn down. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at the Voting Rights Act or the ridiculous number of people of color who are incarcerated.”

“Every time I hear somebody say they’re not a racist, you know they are,” he added.

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