Warriors news: Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House
President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning, withdrawing the Golden State Warriors’ invitation to the White House following Stephen Curry’s comments during Media Day, suggesting he’d turn down the chance to go if asked by 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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
This comes only hours after several Warriors players were asked if they’d accept an invite prior to Feb. 28, when they take on the Washington Wizards at the nation’s capital.
The reigning champions had been long pressed about their decision to attend or not to attend the often customary victory tour in Washington D.C. from the time they won the championship to their most recent Media Day on Friday.
Aside from Curry, teammates Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, David West, and others had made it vocally known to be against attending, but were respectful of their teammates and only spoke on behalf of themselves.
Head coach Steve Kerr; who has long opposed Trump and his regime, did have a change of heart early in the offseason — urging his team to attend as a “gesture of good will” to this administration — but due to recent events, it’s unknown where he stands now.
Warriors president Bob Myers noted during yesterday’s press conference that the decision would be made by the players, but as it appears for the time being — the decision has already been made for them.
While Golden State is by no means the first team to oppose going to the White House, it is in recent memory the first to be “uninvited” (the team had yet to receive an invitation) from this event.