Warriors’ Coach Who Lost Father To Terrorism Slams Trump’s Travel Ban

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"If anything we could be breeding anger and terror, so I'm completely against what's happening. I think it's shocking," Steve Kerr said.

Celebrities, CEOs, lawmakers and many other notable figures from around the world have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s travel restriction on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also joined the voices of opposition, recounting an experience with terrorism that hits close to home.

Kerr was only 18  and a freshman at the University of Arizona when his father Malcom was killed in an act of terrorism while he was president of the American University of Beirut.

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Yet, the basketball coach refuses to support the president’s discriminatory travel ban, calling it a “horrible idea.”

"As someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against what supposedly our country's about and creating fear, it's the wrong way to go about it."

"If anything we could be breeding anger and terror, so I'm completely against what's happening. I think it's shocking," he told reporters.

“It's a horrible idea and I really I feel for all the people who are affected, families are being torn apart and I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world. It's going about it completely opposite. You want to solve terror, you want to solve crime, this is not the way to do it,” the coach added.

This is not the first time Kerr has spoken about Trump. After the real-estate mogul was elected as president of the United States, the coach had expressed how he and his team were “disgusted and disappointed.”

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