Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers forward Angel Reese is not a fan of First Lady Jill Biden.
The Tigers star, who was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, appeared ready to pounce after Mrs. Biden suggested that second-place team Iowa also be invited to the White House, which is typically reserved for winners.
A spokesperson for Biden said she meant no disrespect toward the LSU team, however, Reese will not accept an apology.
When asked whether the Tigers would visit the White House, Reese said, “We’re gonna see. I don’t know.”
“I’m not gonna lie to you, I don’t accept the apology because you said what you said. … I said what I said. And like, you can’t go back on certain things that you say,” Reese said Tuesday on the “Paper Route” podcast. “I mean, you like felt like they should’ve come because of sportsmanship, right? They can have that spotlight. We’ll go to the Obamas. We’ll see Michelle. We’ll see Barack.”
“I just know that if the roles were reversed, it wouldn’t be the same. If we were to lose, we would not be getting invited to the White House,” Reese added. “I remember she made a comment about both teams should be invited because of sportsmanship. And I’m like, ‘Are you saying that because of what I did?’ Stuff like that bothers me because you are a woman at the end of the day. White, black, it doesn’t matter, you’re a woman, you’re supposed to be standing behind us before anything.”
Reese initially called Mrs. Biden’s suggestion “A JOKE” on Twitter.
View Angel’s Response Below:
Angel Reese rejects First Lady Jill Biden’s apology: ‘We’ll go to the Obamas’— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) April 5, 2023
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