US women's basketball coach: In 'Trumpian era,' sexism OK
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The U.S. women's Olympic basketball coach blames the "Trumpian era" in dismissing those who would argue that the dominance of the American team is somehow bad for the sport.

"We live in that Trumpian era where it’s OK to be sexist and degrade people that are good, just because they’re the opposite sex," Geno Auriemma told reporters earlier this week.


"We are what we are. We’re never going to apologize for being that good. We’re never going to apologize for setting a standard that other people aspire to achieve," Auriemma added.

Auriemma's remark came after the U.S. women's 110-84 win over Serbia; he was asked about those wondering about the dominance of the U.S. women's team but not the men's team.

The coach also mentioned Michael Phelps's performance in the pool as well as claims surrounding the dominance of the UConn women's basketball team.

"What’s bad for women’s basketball is when nobody’s great, because then you could say, “You know what? I don’t think anybody really knows how to play this game,'" he said.

Auriemma is a sports hero in Connecticut, a deep-blue state where GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE is slated to speak Saturday. Auriemma has led the Huskies women's basketball team to 11 Division I national championships.