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Kevin Durant Goes Off On Donald Trump, Says He Doesn’t Respect Him

Kevin Durant was asked about Donald Trump twice during his hometown NBA Championship parade in Maryland and he went off on the 45th President of the United States. KD applauded Colin Kaepernick’s efforts as well as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul’s for speaking out against oppression against African Americans in the US. Durant says if the Warriors were invited to the White House that he would not go because he doesn’t respect Trump. KD also believes that what happened in Virginia this past week was driven by Trump. Check out his quotes below via ESPN:

“Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”

“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

“I just wanted to sit back and analyze everything and gather my thoughts,” Durant said. “I wanted to say something immediately, but I definitely want to be the voice of where I come from and people who have come from my neighborhood and deal with oppression.

Durant believes the president has played a role in the escalation of racial tension in the United States and the public rise of white supremacists.

“He’s definitely driving it,” Durant said. “I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided, and it’s not a coincidence. When [Barack] Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black president, and that was a first.

“So to see that and to be where we are now, it just felt like we took a turn for the worse, man. It all comes from who is in the administration. It comes from the top. Leadership trickles down to the rest of us. So, you know, if we have someone in office that doesn’t care about all people, then we won’t go anywhere as a country. In my opinion, until we get him out of here, we won’t see any progress.”

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