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Trump-loving Texas basketball fans are boycotting the Spurs — and crying about it

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Kneeling players put the NFL in the middle of the culture war, but the NBA is where you’ll find the most outspoken liberal players and coaches.

The champion Golden State Warriors boycotted the traditional White House visit and the game’s biggest star, LeBron James, openly feuded with Fox News Laura Ingraham.

Fans deep in the heart of Texas have given up their team as a result—and are now crying about it. The Washington Post profiled Trump-loving fans of the San Antonio Spurs who are boycotting the team because coach Gregg Popovich has been outspoken in criticizing Trump, who he has called “a soulless coward” who is “an embarrassment to the world.”

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Among them are Trump-supporting former fan Cassandra Casanova.

“After all those years supporting the team, and now I just have no interest,” she told the Post. “Popovich really messed up.”

She gave all her team gear to Goodwill.

“I took it personally,” she said. “I was such a loyal fan, and he insulted me. Why would you start attacking the people who had been so loyal?”

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Another Texan said he still watches the games but now does so alone since his family is boycotting.

“It is sad that Pop basically told my wife and my son and me for that matter that we were fools for supporting Donald Trump,” the man told the Post. “What happens when someone calls you a fool? You avoid them.”


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Rick Wilson changes his mind on Trump impeachment: It’s ‘clearly the only way’ to hold him accountable

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson has long warned Democrats against launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but the latest revelations about the president reportedly making "promises" to the Ukrainian government in exchange for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden have changed his mind.

Wilson on Friday morning responded to a tweet from former Florida Republican congressman David Jolly, who recommended filing an article of impeachment against the president to force the Department of Justice to let Congress see an intelligence community whistleblower's complaint about the president's actions.

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Ukrainian official confirms bombshell reports: ‘Clearly Trump is looking for kompromat on Biden’

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Ukraine's government is waiting for the green light from President Donald Trump to investigate business dealings by Joe Biden's son with one of the country's energy companies.

Anton Geraschenko, a senior adviser to the country’s interior minister, said there currently was no investigation under way, but he said the government would "look into it" as soon as the Trump administration officially asked for one, reported The Daily Beast.

Trump's conversations with a foreign leader were reportedly the subject of a whistleblower complaint that originated in the intelligence community, and there has been widespread speculation the calls involved Ukraine's president and assurances of U.S. aid in exchange for damaging information about Biden.

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Trump paralyzed by fear of his own base: ‘He’s not strong enough’ to risk their ‘full support’

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President Donald Trump won the White House in part by promising to take bold actions.

But aides to the president have told the New York Times that he has repeatedly backed off new plans on issues ranging from gun background checks to bans on vaping because he fears angering his supporters.

"In discussions with his staff, Mr. Trump has made clear he wants to accomplish something big, but seems stymied as to what it might be, according to interviews with a half-dozen aides and advisers," the Times reports. "In the meantime, he has remained on the sidelines as divisive issues are debated and is treading water even on possible staff changes he wants to make, for fear of how things 'play.'"

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