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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich answers questions during media day at the team's practice facility in San Antonio. Trump told The Nation magazine on Oct. 16, 2017, that President Donald Trump “a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others” in response to Trump’s comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders-in-in chief “didn’t make calls” to families of fallen soldiers. Former Obama staffers and a spokesman for former President George W. Bush pushed back on Trump’s comments. The White House press secretary said that Trump wasn’t criticizing his predecessors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Trump a 'soulless coward' who is 'unfit' for office


San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich isn't one to shy away from his thoughts on President Donald Trump and once again did not hold back, our affiliate News 4 San Antonio reported.

In an interview with The Nation, the topic of Trump's explanation as to why he hadn’t mentioned four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger came up. Pop, having a military background with the U.S. Air Force himself, did not hold back and unleashed calling Trump a "soulless coward."

"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, is so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.

"This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all."

This hasn't been the first time Popovich has popped off on Trump.

He's called Trump an "embarrassment,' "disingenuous," called out Trump for picking Steve Bannon as an adviser and many other instances.

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