Coach Pop's reaction follows Monday's remarks from the President when he spoke about the killing of four American soldiers in Niger when President Trump said, "President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls".
"President Obama I think probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't".
After hearing these remarks, Popovich reached out to The Nation's Dave Zirin to sound off on Trump's use of the false claim that Presidents Obama and Bush did not call the families of fallen soldiers.
Popovich said he is "amazed and disappointed by so much" of what Trump has said and the job he's done running the country.
The president contrasted his approach to that of some of his predecessors, saying, "If you look at President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls".
He wasn't done. He proceeded to call the president a "coward" who only brings others down to boost himself up.
"This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others", Popovich said in an interview with The Nation. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner-and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers-is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day.
Of those who work under the president, Popovich said they are all aware of how unfit Trump is and that that, "This is their shame most of all".
Since the election of President Trump, Gregg Popovich has frequently criticized him, often in unsparing language.
At an impromptu news conference in the White House Rose Garden, Trump told reporters that he had written "personal letters" to the families of the soldiers, which he said had either "been sent" or were "going out tonight", adding that they "were written during the weekend".