Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi, who recently signed with the Golden State Warriors, responded to US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to cancel the traditional NBA championship team’s visit to the White House. According to Casspi, instead of bringing the American people together, Trump is dividing them and allowing racism and anti-Semitism to thrive.

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Golden State Warriors newcomer Omri Casspi commented on US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to cancel the NBA championship team’s traditional visit to the White House. “The number one job of the president is bringing the people together,” Casspi said during an interview with NBC. “He’s the one that the people chose to be at the top but he needs to bring people together.”

The Israeli player accused Trump of dividing the American people and allowing anti-Semitism and racism to prosper under his watch. “That hurts,” he said. “At the end of the day, he’s the president of the United States, the strongest nation in the world and the one that needs to lead the way.”


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Casspi’s remarks came after Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who expressed a lack of desire to go to the White House and meet the president in February, called Trump’s decision “surreal.”

“I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals, rather than others,” Curry added. “I have an idea of why, but it’s kind of beneath a leader of a country to go that route. That’s not what leaders do.”