The Golden State Warriors may not be visiting the White House after all — after several star players pitched a hissy fit about meeting President Trump.
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“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
He was responding to Curry’s disrespectful and classless comments about the president and his hesitation on attending the traditional White House visit.
Whether Trump has rescinded just Curry or the entire team’s invitation is unclear.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry told USA Today. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief…(But) it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”
Curry went on to say that he does not stand for the President’s platform.
“And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion,” he told the newspaper.
So Curry seems to have a problem with American sovereignty, securing the border, and making America great again.
It’s about time the president stands up to a bunch of overpaid, petulant brats whose only discernible life skill is to play with balls.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Reaction to the president’s decision has been swift and widely condemned by those in the professional sports community.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) September 23, 2017