Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr isn’t the type to stick to basketball. He constantly speaks out about topics other than basketball including politics. He is one of the most outspoken head coaches in all of pro sports. So it comes with no surprise that on Sunday he tweeted out after President Donald Trump sent out tweets about a group of four minority congresswomen saying that they should “go back” to the the counties they came from.
The four congresswomen Trump is referring to — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — are all American citizens. Only Omar was born outside of the United States, though immigrated to the U.S. as a child and became a citizen at 17, according to the New York Times.
The tweets were met with the usual outrage that anything President Donald Trump says. and Steve Kerr called on congress to show some “leadership”
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 often uses his platform as an NBA coach to speak out about issues that are important to him. During the NBA Finals last season, Kerr even wore an orange and purple “Vote For Our Lives” T-shirt to urge Americans to vote for leaders who will help create change regarding gun control, an issue the 53-year-old has long been passionate about.