Sixers' Ben Simmons rips Donald Trump for being a coward
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Sixers’ Ben Simmons rips Donald Trump for being a coward

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons Simmons has made it clear that backlash that may come his way with his vocal public stances will not bother him.

The Sixers star tweeted his disgust Monday night with United States President Donald Trump’s leadership, or lack thereof, and for being a coward during these trying times. The Australian-born star ripped the president for his divisive remarks regarding the protests happening all over the country amid the aftermath of George Floyd’s death:

On Monday, police and National Guard members cleared a crowd of peaceful protesters outside the White House with tear gas and rubber bullets. After they had done so, Trump, following his speech at the Rose Garden, passed through where the protesters were gathered.

Trump made his way to St. John’s Episcopal Church so he could pose for a photo opportunity while holding a bible in hand. Prior to that, Trump earlier said he has plans to deploy military personnel to stop protestors.

Ben Simmons’ native Australia is investigating a police attack on two Australian journalists outside the White House during this fiasco. The assault was caught live on camera, leaving Australia disturbed.

Rallies continued for the seventh day as people across the country express their anger over the unjust deaths of George Floyd and other African Americans. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who was mercilessly killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis. Somebody recorded police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over eight straight minutes, and Floyd could be heard pleading for his life. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his crime.

Other NBA personalities such as Bradley Beal, Steve Kerr, and Gregg Popovich have also expressed their outrage over Trump, with countless other NBA players getting involved in peaceful protests. Ben Simmons and all these others in the NBA community will continue to use their platform to do what they think is right.