Rather than talk about Detroit’s upcoming game in Phoenix on Wednesday, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy used his pregame time with the media to criticize American voters for electing Republican nominee Donald Trump as president on Tuesday.
Van Gundy’s tirade lasted about six minutes as he called president-elect Trump racist and misogynistic. He also said he has never been more ashamed of his country.
“What we have done to minorities … in this election is despicable,” Van Gundy said. “I’m having a hard time dealing with it. [Trump] isn’t your normal candidate. I don’t even know what are his politics. I don’t know, other than to build a wall and ‘I hate people of color, and women are to be treated as sex objects and as servants to men.’ I don’t know how you get past that. I don’t know how you walk into the booth and vote for that.”
Van Gundy was also critical of how having a president like Trump affects America’s global status.
“We presume to tell other countries about human-rights abuses and everything else,” Van Gundy said. “We better never do that again, when our leaders talk to China or anybody else about human-rights abuses. We just elected an openly, brazen misogynist leader and we should keep our mouths shut and realize that we need to be learning maybe from the rest of the world, because we don’t got anything to teach anybody.”
Here’s the full audio of Van Gundy’s comments (via Detroit Free Press):