Outspoken NBA commentator and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley really dislikes Hillary Clinton. Like a lot. In an interview with CNN published Wednesday, Barkley sounded off on the corrupt Democratic presidential candidate, leaving no stone unturned.
"She might be a wonderful person, I don’t know. But there’s so many negatives about her,” he told CNN. “There’s just something about her that makes me uncomfortable. Clearly, I can’t vote for the other guy."
He added that he’s considering staying away from the ballot box November 8, because both candidates are terrible.
While Barkley conveyed his distaste for Clinton, he admitted that if he were to vote, he’d vote Democratic.
"Right now, I haven’t made a decision if I’m going to vote or not,” he stressed. "But if I vote, I’m going to vote Democratic. I’ve always voted Democratic, Democrat, my entire life. But I’m having a hard time pulling the trigger for her.”
What bothers the basketball legend, first and foremost, is Trump’s “divisive” rhetoric.
"I think that he has been divisive, very divisive," he argued, adding, "I live in Arizona, and I think the Hispanic people are amazing. I think when people talk about illegal immigration it does them a disservice... I always want to be inclusive. To label all Muslims the same with a blanket as terrorists, I think that’s disrespectful."
Barkley qualified his remarks about inclusivity by sharing a politically incorrect truth --- something he has come to be known for and derided by the sport’s community’s leftist PC police (looking at you, ESPN).
“Clearly, some of them are not good people,” he said of Muslims. “But every ethnic group has some fools.”
“There’s just something about her that makes me uncomfortable."
Charles Barkley on Hillary Clinton
Shifting gears, Barkley went on to defend Trump’s controversial “locker room” talk, pointing out the hypocrisy and disingenousness of many critics.
"I have a daughter, so I’m against any form of sexual harassment [or] sexual assault," he insisted. "But, in the locker room, I’ve heard things and I’ve said things myself that I wouldn’t want repeated publicly. For people to act like they haven’t heard things in the locker room I think is disingenuous."
With sport’s commentary overtaken by zealous activists keen on pushing far-Left narratives like those espoused by Black Lives Matter and other grievance groups, it’s refreshing to hear an analyst on television that’s his own man; somebody that speaks off-the-cuff and doesn’t follow the pre-scripted playbook.