Klay Thompson is adding his name to the list of public figures stepping up to help The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, and he’s got a strong message for those in the White House who are unwilling to welcome those affected by the storm’s path stateside.
The Splash Brother took to Instagram to announce that all proceeds from his upcoming celebrity golf tournament will go towards relief efforts in The Bahamas.
Thompson’s father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, was born and raised in Nassau before moving to Miami as a teenager.
The Thompsons still have family in The Bahamas and continually return to the islands.
But the announcement of Klay’s charity efforts was only half of what the Warriors’ mainstay had to say.
Thompson ripped the Trump Administration for “not welcoming our Bahamian neighbors in their greatest time of need,” calling the White House’s decision not to grant temporary protected status to those fleeing the devastation inexcusable.
He went on to point out the shame in Americans using the islands as their “playground” before turning their backs on the nation that greets tourists with open arms.
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