Many people were NOT happy that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States.  Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, both spoke out about how disappointed and disgusted they are about Trump becoming the commander in chief.

 “I don’t think anyone can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnic-centric,”  Stan Van Gundy said in a nearly six-minute rant after observing his players’ unusual silence on the team bus Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. “We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking that this is where we are as a country.”

It’s embarrassing,” Van Gundy said. “I have been ashamed of a lot of things that have happened in this country, but I can’t say I’ve ever been ashamed of our country until today.”

Steve Kerr praised  Stan Van Gundy for his comments earlier on Donald Trump and ripped into the lack of civil discourse throughout the election.

“I thought it took a lot of guts for Stan [Van Gundy] to say what he did.  I think a lot of us feel similarly”

“Maybe we should have seen it coming over the last 10 years, you look at society, what’s popular, people are getting paid millions of dollars to go on TV and scream at each other, whether it’s sports or politics or entertainment,” Steve Kerr said. “I guess it was only a matter of time before it spilled into politics, but all of a sudden we’re faced with the reality of, the man that’s going to lead you has routinely used racist, misogynist, insulting words. That’s a tough one.”

“It’s tough when you want there to be some respect and dignity, and there hasn’t been any,” Kerr continued. “Then you walk into a room with your wife and daughter, who have basically been insulted by his comments, and they’re distraught. You walk in and see the faces of your players, most of them who have been insulted directly as minorities, it’s really shocking, it really is.”

Kerr said the Warriors discussed the matter as a team in the morning. “The whole process has left all of us I think feeling disgusted and disappointed. I thought the Jerry Springer Show was the Jerry Springer Show.”

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