As you probably know by now, the Golden State Warriors were disinvited by President Trump from visiting the White House after stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant said they wouldn’t attend.
What Trump should’ve done is publicly invite the NBA champs to the White House, which would’ve put the pressure back on the players and made him look good if they still refused.
Moot point now.
Yesterday, the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins said they would go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and meet with the president.
Trump was thrilled.
From Fox News Insider:
In response, the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the National Hockey League’s championship this past winter, said they will indeed go ahead with the customary White House visit.
On Saturday, Trump disinvited the NBA-champion Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry, which resulted in the entire team backing out of their White House visit.
The Penguins said that they as a team will “respect the institution of the office of the president and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House.”
NCAA Men’s Basketball champions North Carolina have also declined to visit the White House. Though, their issue came down to a scheduling conflict.
The bottom line is that we’re going to be seeing more stories of teams refusing White House invites before Trump’s first term is out.