Before the game, Popovich spoke to reporters, who asked more questions about his political views than the game of basketball. Popovich didn't mind. In fact, he shared why he continues to use his platform to call out the Trump administration.
"I think we have a situation where we’re going backwards, at least as far as race is concerned and it has to be pointed out," Popovich told The Washington Post. "Our current president hopes to bore us to death with all these new issues day after day after day that keep him in the news."
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"We take our eye off the ball, and he's great at it," Popovich continued. "He brings out the dark side of human beings for his own purpose, which is himself. And if it’s not pointed out and people don’t stand up and point it out, it will become commonplace, and it’s not the world that I want to live in."
Popovich said his ideal country is better reflected in the thousands of people who took part in the March For Our Lives last Saturday. He also said it was "just cowardice" that Trump spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago instead of meeting with the organizers of the march, according to SLAM Online.
While the team was not yet in the capital to take part in the main MFOL, they did visit the Supreme Court during their off-day on Monday. They even met with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.