Golden State Warriors Accept Withdrawn White House Invite
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – The Golden State Warriors today said the team “accepts” that it is not invited to the White House and instead will use its upcoming trip to the capitol to celebrate “equality, diversity and inclusion.”
The statement was apparently in response to a tweet sent by President Donald Trump around 6 a.m. today.
Trump tweeted, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
It’s customary for American championship teams to visit the president in Washington, D.C. Curry has said he wasn’t interested in going.
“While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not
invited,” Warriors management said in a statement released today.
The Warriors said they were “disappointed” that they didn’t have a chance “to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.”
The team will visit the capitol in February as planned, the Warriors said, but will “constructively” use the trip to celebrate the values it embraces as an organization.