One of the most prominent NBA stars has spoken out against United States President Donald Trump, labeling his rhetoric as “cowardly” after the commander-in-chief’s latest public appearance.
Trump appeared outside the White House and delivered a speech where he threatened to enlist the muscle of the United States military to “dominate” the streets and quell the protests that have swept the nation following the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in police custody.
While Trump was giving his speech, police fired rubber bullets and used teargas on protestors in order to clear a path for him to make his way to St John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op as he held up a bible in front of the boarded-up building.
Philadelphia 76ers star Simmons was shocked at what he saw, and heard, and took to social media to share his take with his 943,000 followers
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