Australian big man Andrew Bogut expressed his opinion on the results of the heated Presidential election yesterday.
The Dallas Mavericks center wouldn’t have chosen a side if he was able to vote, as per Ethan Strauss of ESPN:
“I wouldn’t have voted for either. I would love to have been able to take a little bit from every candidate and mold them into one. That’s a pipe dream for every person. Because I think Trump has some good policies, especially around bringing jobs back here and taxing companies that go ex-pat and try to take their labor to China or whatever. I think that’s great because I think it’s going to help American people in the long run. Keep jobs. And then Clinton has some good things too, but you can’t mold them into one person unfortunately.”
Many in the media have been surprised by Donald Trump’s victory, which Bogut believes is due to left-wing bias in the media. He also expressed his desire to always get both sides of any story from the media:
“I think there’s surprise because the mainstream media’s ingrained in everyone’s head that it was going to be an avalanche for Democrats. You know, mainstream media, it’s not secret. Every portion of the mainstream media is heavily left. There’s a huge bias. So I think, to say he was 20-to-1, 15-to-1, 10-to-1, I think that played a part in it. No one trusts the mainstream media anymore. I don’t trust them. I got in trouble two weeks ago because of who I follow. I’ve got some far left follows, like yourself. I’ve got some far right follows. I’ve got some conservatives. I try to read a little bit from all aspects and then try to figure out what the hell really happened. And I was getting killed for that because I had some far right, and I’m like, I really don’t care.”
Whilst Bogut couldn’t pick between the two candidates, he certainly isn’t afraid to speak his mind, which can be refreshing in the modern age of heavily media-trained athletes providing strategically neutral answers.