David West to Donald Trump: learn a ebook.
The Warriors energy ahead selected to enlighten Trump after the president questioned why we must always permit immigrants from “shithole international locations” within the Caribbean and Africa to return to the U.S. throughout a White Home assembly Thursday.
“Why are we having all these individuals from shithole international locations come right here?” a pissed off Trump mentioned.
West determined to present Trump a historical past lesson and clarify the reasoning behind a few of these “shithole” nations’ struggles, alluding to the actual fact it has traditionally been the world’s superpowers that has straight or inadvertently brought on hurt.
West posted an excerpt from 16th-century Spanish historian Bartolomé de las Casas’ account “A Quick Account of the Destruction of the Indies” to Twitter with the caption, “How they turned ‘Shit Holes’…”
In his account, Las Casas writes how Spanish colonization helped result in the demise of the South American colonies they dominated. The 16th-century historian describes intimately how the Spaniards’ would torture, homicide and mutilate the Natives.
The excerpts West shared particulars how Las Casas considered the indigenous individuals as harmless and “devoid of wickedness.” Nonetheless, Las Casas goes on to say the atrocities dedicated by the Spaniards finally led to the Native’s downfall.
“But into this sheepfold, into this land of meek outcasts there got here some Spaniards who instantly behaved like ravening wild beasts, wolves, tigers, or lions that had been starved for a lot of days…for they’re nonetheless appearing like ravening beasts, killing, terrorizing, afflicting, torturing, and destroying the native peoples, doing all this with the strangest and most diversified new strategies of cruelty, by no means seen or heard of earlier than, and to such a level that this Island of Hispaniola as soon as so populous (having a inhabitants that I estimated to be greater than three million), has now a inhabitants of barely 200 individuals.”
West’s teammate Andre Iguodala shared West’s tweet and wrote, “Preach.”
Rays pitcher Chris Archer replied to West’s tweet and wrote, “Reality.”
West has been essential of Trump prior to now, saying he would not agree together with his actions and feedback about ladies, minorities, immigration and different points.
“It’s type of unnerving and unsettling to consider among the issues that he has mentioned and hasn’t apologized for,” West mentioned after Trump gained the election.
The Warriors as a staff have a fractured relationship with Trump, stemming from essential feedback made by West, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr, respectively, relating to the administration. The Warriors’ criticisms led to Trump rescinding the staff’s White Home invitation after it turned obvious the Warriors would not attend.