Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has criticized statements by US President Donald Trump, who called protesters of the Minneapolis protests “thugs,” and has claimed that racists should not be allowed ” be presidents. “
“In 2017, Trump called kneeling NFL players who peacefully protested police brutality ‘motherfuckers.’ Last night he called Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs.’ That is why racists should not be allowed to be presidents. “he noted on his official Twitter account.
After that, he responded to a message from the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, who appealed to “law and order” and condemned “violence against property or people”, defending that citizens can “protest peacefully and allow your voice is heard. ” “You have to be kidding. How do you have the nerve to say this?” Kerr said.
The murder of black citizen George Floyd in Minneapolis by police officer Derek Chauvin has set off a wave of protests and unrest that has rocked the United States in recent days.
According to the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office, Chauvin kept his knee on the neck of the deceased for eight minutes and 46 seconds in the victim’s arrest maneuver.