The eight-time NBA champion also offered some advice for the eventual 2020 Democratic presidential nominee:
I believe the vast majority of Americans want a unifying, moral leader.The GOP has sold its soul to Trump, so the Dems have to get this right in 2020. Make this about jobs and unification. Period.‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’ https://t.co/DZ6EoRbPdI
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) July 18, 2019
Kerr, who won three titles as coach of the Warriors and five as a player, has been a persistent Trump critic. Earlier this week, he urged lawmakers to slam Trump for his racist tweets that urged four women of color serving in Congress to “go back” to their countries:
Come on members of Congress, call out the president for his racist tweets this morning. Show some leadership. It’s the job you were elected to do.
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) July 15, 2019
Kerr in 2017 stood up for athletes who protested during the national anthem after Trump said team owners should fire the “sons of bitches.”
“Just think about what those players are protesting,” he wrote in Sports Illustrated. “They’re protesting excessive police violence and racial inequality. Those are really good things to fight against. And they’re doing it in a non-violent way.”
CORRECTION: An earlier version misstated the year Kerr supported players against Trump’s call to fire protesters. It was 2017, not 2007.