It looks like the Biden administration has just lost some votes based on what the First Lady said this week.
The Iowa Hawkeyes got spanked in their National Championship game against the LSU Tigers, but that did not stop First Lady Jill Biden from suggesting on Monday that the White House invite both teams from Sunday’s NCAA tournament final.
The LSU forward and Final Four Most Outstanding Player made her thoughts clear on Twitter. Reese called the suggestion “a joke.”
Biden floated the idea after she watched Reese’s LSU team score a 102-85 win over Iowa in Dallas for the national championship. She told supporters in Denver that she’d run the idea by President Joe Biden. The President still has not spoken out about it.
Jemele Hill was among the many people who had issues with what Jill Biden had to say.
“Somebody please advise Jill Biden. This ain’t the move,” Hill wrote on Twitter.
Hill then fired back at a fan who claimed an Iowa invitation would give the sport more exposure following the most-watched game in women’s college basketball history.
“Do you think LSU would have been invited to the White House if Iowa beat them?” Hill asked. “Here’s a hint: NO.”
White House visits by champions were once a given but changed during the Donald Trump presidency and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s not clear if LSU will visit the Biden White House, because the First Lady’s invitation wasn’t a formal one.
Reese has remained in the headlines since Sunday’s game after she taunted Iowa star Caitlin Clark in the moments after the game, igniting social media criticism, She has not backed down or apologized for her actions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.