Steve Kerr likens Trump to Brick Tamland from Anchorman

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/gsw/" data-ylk="slk:Golden State Warriors">Golden State Warriors</a> coach Steve Kerr yells during the first half of the teame’s NBA basketball game against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/was/" data-ylk="slk:Washington Wizards">Washington Wizards</a>, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr yells during the first half of the teame’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Steve Kerr doesn’t think highly of our current president. That we already know. As a consequence of pointed remarks from the Golden State Warriors players about the president, Trump rescinded the typical White House invitation to NBA champions before they could decline. On Wednesday, the Warriors toured the National Museum of African American Culture and History prior to their matchup against the Washington Wizards, instead of the White House.

When asked about Trump’s surprisingly fickle stance on gun control, Kerr,  who’s prone to issuing more solemn tongue lashings, was insouciant in his criticism his time around.

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Via San Francisco Chronicle:

“I think he had forgotten which side he was on,” Kerr said of Trump’s new stance on gun control. “It reminded me of ‘Anchorman’ when Brick ends up on the wrong side of a fight, and he’s like, ‘Yeah!’ They’re like, ‘No, Brick, you’re on this side,’ and he’s like, ‘Oh, OK.’”

For any Luddites who haven’t seen ‘Anchorman,’ Brick is the disoriented, imbecilic weatherman who utters the first thing thought that flows through his addled mind.

Trump has hardly been consistent on policy. Many experts have wondered whether he even understands the issues based on his conflicting statements on healthcare, gun reform and immigration. He supported a solution for DACA until he opposed it, earning himself the nicknames Tuesday Trump and Thursday Trump. He once expressed support for Australia’s government-run, single payer healthcare system while attempting to force a bill through Congress that would further privatize the United States’. Then, during a bipartisan meeting on Wednesday, Trump supported stricter gun control policy ideas, which ran against the NRA and his own party’s position.

Conversely, Kerr has been fairly consistent on his stance. Kerr lost his father, Malcolm, to an assassin’s gun 34 years ago. Following mass shootings in Vegas and Texas, he urged politicians do more than offer “thoughts and prayers” and referred to gun reform as a “public health issue.”

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