'I'm sick to my stomach' Trump was elected - Popovich

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich described himself as sick to the stomach as he blasted newly elected United States president Donald Trump.

Trump has been elected as the 45th president of USA, and many people are upset about it.

Many athletes have spoken out against Trump's victory and now, one of the most respected names in the game of basketball, Popovich, is speaking his mind.

"I'm sick to my stomach," he told a news conference on Friday, via MySanAntonio.com.

"Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenure and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic.

"I live in that country where half of the people ignored all of that to elect someone. That's the scariest part of the whole thing to me. It's got nothing to do with the environment and Obamacare, and all of the other stuff. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump."

Popovich went on to blast Trump for his "fear mongering" techniques during his campaign.

He even defended a faction of people he tends to butt heads with - the media. 

"He's angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That's ironic to me. It makes no sense," Popovich said. 

"So that's my real fear, and that's what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so badly that the country is willing to be that intolerant and not understand the empathy that's necessary to understand other group's situations.

"I'm a rich white guy, and I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can't imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. And for anyone in those groups that voted for him, it's just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all of that."