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Coach Popovich said 'Trumpism is a cult' when asked about impeachment going forward

Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs leads his team as the Spurs take on the Toronto Raptors in the first half at AT&T Center on December 26, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was not at a loss for words when he was asked about impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

During a pre-game press conference before Tuesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Popovich told reporters that although he's not a member of Congress, he was appalled by what he saw from the president during last week's riot in our nation's capital.

"As a citizen, “what we all watched, it was horrific and we all saw the lack of concern and incompetence on the part of our president, which is really sad," Popovich said. "He (President Trump) is what he is, but what what that does for our democracy and our country and our standing and our credibility, let alone the safety of all those people in the building is just enough to fry your brain. That is something that you can't even conceive of. "

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Popovich commended Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the party's third-ranking House leader, for saying that she would vote to impeach President Trump.

“To see Liz Cheney come out and say what she said really warms your heart. She's a Republican. Trumpism is a cult, she’s a real Republican. I’m a Democrat, but her values are just as important as my values, and that’s what you talk out. That’s what you compromise on, but crazy nuts, whack jobs, lies and conspiracy theories have gotten us to this point. It would be laughable if it wasn’t dangerous and sickening to watch people like McCarthy, Meadows, Hawley and Cruz talk about ‘we shouldn’t do an impeachment because that might be divisive.’ I mean it’s hilarious. The level of hypocrisy that they will reach and the shame that they would not feel. And as I said before, they just think we’re stupid. They’re so full of themselves, so full of hubris that they actually think that a sane person is going to buy that argument.”

Popovich would go on to say that he is all for the impeachment moving forward.

“The fact that they'll be an impeachment beginning tomorrow is the least that we can do," Popovich said. "I don't have a lot of faith that the 25th Amendment is going to be invoked. This impeachment will say a lot and if anything, it will bring people together rather than be divisive because it will bring people who have thought a different way and realize what Trump can really do and who he really is. I'm all for it. I think it is a good move."