In the category of “@BarackObama was an ass, too, but it wasn’t politically correct to say so” . . .

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry defended a controversial comment he made on Wednesday about President Trump, CBS San Francisco reports.

In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Curry was asked about comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in support of President Trump, calling him an asset for the nation. Curry has a lucrative endorsement deal with the sports shoe and apparel company and is very much the public face of the company.

“I agree with that description,” Curry told the newspaper, “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”