Charles Barkley is best known for his goofy basketball analysis on NBA Thursday nights and during the NCAA tournament. But he’s not afraid to talk politics. And he’s definitely not afraid to criticize President Donald Trump.
Barkley gave his opinion on Trump and his policies during an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod. And they weren’t positive opinions.
CNN released a one-minute clip from the interview early. In the snippet, Barkley discusses his frustrations with Trump:
"I've never been more angry and disgusted at this situation than I am now." Basketball great Charles Barkley slams President Trump in his interview with CNN's David Axelrod, which airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on "The Axe Files." https://t.co/eJoBNUUHII pic.twitter.com/UaRvcTtk3p
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“Listen, I never talk bad about the president,” Barkley said. “I’ma be factual. I’ve never been more angry and disgusted at this situation than I am now. This turmoil every single day, the tweeting, the hiring and firing.
“Like, dude, I’m blessed, and you are too. Like, it really ain’t gonna have a big effect on our life. But I actually have humanity. I want everybody to have a good life. I want everybody to have a good job. I want their kids to go to school, I want their kids to be safe. I want everybody to have economic opportunity.
“And I want to make sure we don’t forget about DACA, our public schools. I don’t want to forget about those poor people in Puerto Rico. I was watching the news last night, and still, six months out, they don’t have power. And we don’t even mention them anymore. We’re wasting all our time on Russia and Stormy Daniels. It’s ridiculous.”
The full interview is airing on CNN on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.