Jim Boeheim speaks out against Donald Trump

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RIO DE JANEIRO – United States men’s basketball assistant coach Jim Boeheim has used the platform of the Olympic Games to speak out strongly against what he called presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “radicalized” campaign.

Boeheim, who is serving as an aide to head coach Mike Krzyzewski in Rio, called out Trump, the Republican Party nominee, in his regular Olympic column for Syracuse.com.

“You don’t see the news down here,” the Syracuse University coach wrote. “Not much, anyway. So we don’t talk a lot about Donald Trump. But I will say it’s a sad state of affairs that he could be running for president.

“He appeals to a certain radicalized part of the country that basically hates everything that’s going on, without reason. I hope, and think, that when we vote in November the American people will wake up, and there will be the greatest landslide in our nation’s political history.”

Boeheim’s remarks appeared before the U.S. struggled to a 94-91 victory over Serbia in Group A on Friday…

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