As much of the country recoils in shock over the election of Donald Trump, many (myself included) have found themselves in a state of ongoing disorientation — wondering what this says about us as a people and our country. Golden State Warriors star David West, however, says he knows exactly what Trump's election means — and it's not pretty.
“I don’t think there is any room to not face the obvious truth," West told KRON4. [Donald Trump] speaks for the majority of the people in this nation. His attitudes about black people, about Muslim people, about women, about just about every sort of political group you could name, folks agree with his positions and you can’t deny that because folks voted for him.”
“This whole fairy tale about some post racial, post, this utopia that Obama supposedly created is all bull," he added. "That’s the bottom line when you look at what the results say from last night this nation has not moved a thread in terms of its ideals.”
West wasn't alone in his pessimism, and Warrior's coach Steve Kerr also shared his views on the election during a pregame press conference yesterday. “Maybe we should have seen it coming over the last 10 years," the Examiner reports Kerr as wondering. "You look at society, you look at what’s popular. People getting paid millions of dollars to go [on] TV and scream at each other — whether it’s in sports or politics or entertainment. And I guess it was only a matter of time before it spilled into politics, but then you’re faced with the reality that the man who’s going to lead you has routinely used racist, misogynist, insulting words. That’s a tough one."
And, according to Kerr, pretty much the entire team is in agreement. “So, we talked about it as a team this morning and I don’t know what else to say," he added. "It’s just the whole process has left all of us I think feeling just kind of disgusted and disappointed. I thought we were better than this."