Former NBA star Charles Barkley said that a lot of the criticism leveled at Donald Trump for his explicit comments about touching women was “disingenuous.”
“I’m against any form of sexual assault or sexual harassment,” Barkley said in an interview with CNN Tuesday. “But in the locker room, I’ve heard things and I’ve said things myself that I would not want to be repeated publicly.”
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“For people to act like they haven’t heard stuff in the locker room, I think is disingenuous,” he added.
Barkley’s comments seemed to be an implicit response to the several current and former professional athletes who condemned Trump for describing his coarse “grab ’em by the pussy” comments as “locker room talk.”
Barkley added that, if he chooses to vote, he was likely going to vote for Clinton even though he said he wasn’t very comfortable with her. “Clearly I can’t vote for the other guy,” he said.
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