Bradley Beal probably didn't anticipate answering questions about president Donald Trump.
But on Monday at Wizards media day, the star guard didn't have to wait long to answer a question about the president's Saturday comments about athletes using the national anthem as a time to protest.
"That's not a leader," Beal said to media members at Capital One Arena on Monday.
"To me, you're a clown. That's unacceptable. Your job is to bring people together and everybody in the world feels like since you [Trump] has gotten into office, that hasn't been the case."
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"There are a lot of issues going around the world. Like Puerto Rico doesn't have power or water. They're still part of the U.S. but you're worried about guys kneeling during the national anthem. Well, if you actually look at the reason that they are kneeling vs. your own personal pleaure, you might be able to understand. But until you do that, you aren't going to understand."
Beal, like Redskins CB Josh Norman did on Sunday night, used his platform to voice his opinion and spread the word about what we as a country can do to help bring people together.
"I disagree with what he's doing. I disagree with his thoughts. You know, hopefully as a nation we can come together better and really see things through the perspective of the people really going through it. If we can't exercise our freedom of speech, then what are the amendments for?"
"We're looking for help right now, and we're not getting it."
Beal continued his thoughts on CSN's Facebook Live with Chris Miller. "Number one, it's not professional. Number two, it's not leadership. And number three, that's not the type of president we need."
In a time when fans are calling upon players to "stick to sports," the words and thoughts of Bradley Beal are more valuable than ever before.