President Trump Withdraws Warriors’ Invitation To White House; Calls Out Steph Curry
Back in June, Stephen Curry made it clear that he ‘probably’ wouldn’t be making a trip to the White House after capturing his second NBA Championship.
On Friday, the Golden State Warriors star reiterated his stance and went into more detail on why he would be voting for his team not to go to the White House during Media Day.
“I don’t want to go,” he reiterated at his Media Day press conference. “My beliefs stay the same.”
He went on to say how skipping that visit would send a clear-cut message:
“That we don’t stand for basically what our president has, the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said at the right times. We won’t stand for it. By acting and not going hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country, what is accepted, and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going, there are things you have to do at the back end to push that message into motion.
“You can talk about all the personalities who have said things and done things – (Colin) Kaepernick to what happened to Martellus Bennett to all sorts of other examples of what has gone on in our country that we need to kind of change. We’re all trying to do what we can using our platforms and opportunities to shed light on that. …I don’t think us not going to the White House will miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
President Donald Trump was made aware of those comments. Not surprisingly, he made his way to Twitter on Saturday and fired back at Stephen Curry, withdrawing his invitation for the entire team in the process.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
These comments come just hours after he spoke out against NFL anthem kneelers and how owners should get those ‘son of a bitch’ players off the field for disrespecting the American Flag.