It was just a matter of time before NBA Great, Charles Barkley, makes his feelings known on the upcoming presidential election and the cast of characters involved. In his regular commentary routine for NBA games on TNT, Charles Barkley unloaded on Donald Trump, his supporters and CNN!
“This Donald Trump thing has been fascinating, sad, funny … it’s all over the place,” Barkley said. It’s been sad to watch him insult people and then see his numbers go up. He started out by insulting Hispanics … now to lump all the Muslims together, that’s even more insulting.”
“Then you have these losers who love that because they’re afraid to look in the mirror and see why their life sucks. So they have to blame other people. Your life sucks for reasons because of you, not because of Hispanics. … It’s been said to watch every time he insults people, his poll numbers go out … (Trump) and (fellow GOP condtender) Ben Carson, to be honest with you.”
And he had a thing or two to say about CNN, sister-station to TNT
“To be honest with you, CNN has done an awful job this election,” Barkley said. “They have followed ratings and sound bites this entire cycle. Think about it. I love CNN. They’re part of our company, but they’ve been kissing butt chasing ratings. They’ve become like Fox News for the Republicans, to be honest for you. They follow every single sound bite just to get ratings for these debates. And it’s been sad and frustrating that our company has sold its soul for ratings.”
Barkley says he’s always voted Democrat, but he’s a supporter of GOP candidate John Kasich.
“For the first time i was thinking … i made a final decision to vote for a Republican,” Barkley said. “But (Kasich) has not been able to get any traction whatsoever, so to be honest, at this point I have no idea who I’m gong to vote for. I’m going to support (Ohio) Governor Kasich, but he’s got to be relevant and unfortunately he hasn’t been able to gain any ground.’