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NBA coach unleashes a devastating 6-minute tirade on ‘brazenly racist and misogynistic’ Trump

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Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy Wednesday unloaded on Donald Trump, lamenting American’s decision to elect an “openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnic-centric” president.

“I didn’t vote for [George W.] Bush, but he was a good, honorable man with whom I had political differences, so I didn’t vote for him,” Gundy said in a six-minute diatribe about the impact of Trump’s election. “For our country to be where we are now, who took a guy who … I don’t think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnic-centric, and say, ‘That’s OK with us, we’re going to vote for him anyway.’

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Gundy said the outcome threw “a good part of our population under the bus,” and took a toll on his team. “I have problems with thinking that this is where we are as a country,” he said.

The coach also noted the impact Trump’s election has on his three daughters. “Our society has said, ‘No, we think you should be second-class citizens. We want you to be second-class citizens. And we embrace a guy who is openly misogynistic as our leader,’” he continued. “I don’t know how we get past that.”

Quoting Martin Luther King, Gundy said he used to believe “the arc of the moral universe is long, but bends toward justice,” but the election shook his faith in that belief. “What we have done to minorities … in this election is despicable,” he said. “I’m having a hard time dealing with it.”

Gundy added he’s “embarrassed” and “ashamed” that the United States “just elected an openly, brazen misogynist leader,” noting the high turnout rate of Evangelical Christians for Trump seems at odds with the president-elect’s rhetoric:

“I’m not a religious guy, but what the hell Bible are they reading? I’m dead serious. What Bible are you reading? And you’re supposed to be — it’s different. There are a lot of different groups we can be upset at. But you’re Christians. You’re supposed to be — at least you pride yourself on being the moral compass of our society. And you said, ‘Yeah, the guy can talk about women like that. I’m fine with that.’ He can disparage every ethnic group, and I’m fine with that.”

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“It’s incredible,” Gundy continued. “I don’t know how you go about it, if you’re a person of color today or a Latino. Because white society just said to you, again—not like we haven’t forever—but again, and emphatically, that I don’t think you deserve equality. We don’t think you deserve respect. And the same with women. That’s what we say today, as a country.”

“We should be ashamed for what we stand for as the United States today,” he added.

Listen to the full audio below, via the Detroit Free Press:

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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