LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After a 31-point blowout at the KFC Yum! Center, Rick Pitino's postgame press conference drifted from the usual Xs and Os.

Pitino was asked about Tuesday's president election in the wake of several professional athletes and coaches speaking out against President-elect Donald Trump.

Here's is Pitino's full answer on Trump:

"He's our elected president, and you can protest all you want. He isn't resigning. Look, I've got problems with him like everybody does. Everybody in this room has problems with him. And I think the only way to remedy a problem is to find a solution. The first thing I said in the show is ... call up John McCain, apologize and then publicly apologize. Because that has upset me since day one. That man was five years in solitary confinement and was beaten. He's a hero to all of us, and he needs to be apologized to first ... And everybody insulted needs to be apologized. Then you start fresh and get support.

He belongs to the same club in New York as I do, and a lot of people think he's a good guy ... He had to try to win an election. I wouldn't want to win in that way, but he had to try to do it, I guess. But the most important thing now is whoever he insulted, call them up and apologize and then start fresh with everybody ... He's not a politician so he's gonna make these mistakes ... He should be part of the Louisville basketball team and lose his Twitter account ... And then he just needs to call those people up. Start fresh. Apologize to anyone he insulted from the Mexican community, say it wasn't meant. People, when you apologize and you really mean it, they forgive you. But if you don't apologize, they don't forget."

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