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#PopcornMoment: Gregg Popovich Says Country Is Hateful, White People Need To Feel Uncomfortable

The San Antonio Spurs talks Trump, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, protests and "white privilege."

In today's #PopcornMoment, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke out about the protests in the NFL over the weekend, and President Trump's comments about firing people who kneel for the national anthem.

His comments included remarks like, "I wonder what the people think about who voted for him, where their line is, how much they can take, where does the morality and decency kick in?" He also marveled at NASCAR owners who supported the President's position, saying that those comments "blew me away." He continued, "I had no idea I lived in a country where people would say that sort of thing."

Popovich also said the entire conversation was about race:

Obviously, race is the elephant in the room and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better. ‘Oh, they’re talking about that again. They pulled the race card again. Why do we have to talk about that?’ Well, because it’s uncomfortable. There has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change, whether it’s the LGBT movement, or women’s suffrage, race, it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people, because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue what being born white means.

WIBC host Tony Katz takes the audio apart bit by bit. No, the nation as a whole is not bigoted, says Tony. And no, he shouldn't have to apologize for the way he was born.

Listen to the #PopcornMoment below. Presented by Royal Spa:

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