Donald Trump doesn’t take rejection well and it shows. It’s customary for NBA Finals champions to visit the White House but nothing is typical about this administration. In fact, it’s toxic, so after the Golden State Warriors’ victory in June, many of the team’s players made it clear that they did not want to go because they disagreed with Donald Trump’s actions and inaction on important issues. Then, because star point guard Stephen Curry hurt Trump’s fee-fees, he disinvited the team.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Last September, Curry voiced his dissatisfaction with the so-called president.
“We don’t stand for basically what our president has — the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it,” Curry said at the time. “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.”
The Warriors will celebrate their 2016-17 NBA championship in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but not at the White House. Instead, guard Klay Thompson revealed to The Washington Post that they will “hang out with some kids, and take them to the African American Museum.”
“The White House is a great honor,” Thompson said, “but there are some other circumstances that we felt uncomfortable going. We’re not going to politicize anything. We’re going to hang out with some kids, and take them to the African American Museum, and hopefully teach them some things we learned along the way, and life lessons, and hopefully give them some great memories.”
The Post asked star point guard Stephen Curry whether it would be weird to not visit the White House.
“Not really,” Curry said. “It’s kind of beating a dead horse at this point. We’re excited about the opportunity we’re going to do tomorrow as a team. Other than that, it’s a business trip.”
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