Golden State Warriors Reject White House Invite After Trump Disinvites Stephen Curry
President Trump Revoked Golden State’s Stephen Curry’s Invitation to the White House Saturday morning.
Stephen Curry expressed his concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship, so Trump blasted him and withdrew the basketball player’s invitation.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
The Golden State Warriors released a statement Saturday afternoon rejecting the White House invite.
“…We accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re dissappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.”
“In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capitol in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion–the values that we embrace as an organization.”
Statement from the Golden State Warriors: pic.twitter.com/6kk6ofdu9X
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 23, 2017
Athletes are paid to play a sport and entertain fans. If they want to bash President Trump, spout off their political views and kneel during the National Anthem, their fans have a right to boycott.
Americans are fed up with these overpaid ingrates disrespecting the American flag and spitting in the face of the brave Veterans who fought and bled for the freedoms of this great country.
The more these athletes disrespect our flag, the more we will boycott them. Good riddance.