Current President of the United States, Donald Trump, is known to air out personal, private and political greievances on Twitter. One of his recent most infamous rants took aim at the Golden State Warriors whom he uninvited from their potential White House invitation. The Warriors will visit the Washington D.C. and use this trip to spread some joy to the local community.
This decision was made by the team to spend the day with local youth says head coach Steve Kerr.
“It’s their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it’s up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans. I want the players to have a good day and to do somehting positive and to enjoy what they’re doing.” said Steve Kerr to ESPN.
A trip to the White House is standard for the country’s reigning NBA championship team, yet Donald Trump disaproved of some of the star players comments on his practices. Both Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have spoken out and against Trump’s divisive actions. Trump used social media to let the Golden State Warriors know they were not welcome.
The Mayor of D.C. Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi extended invitations to the Warriors yet the team chose to not take a political route.
“At the end of the day, it’s about us celebrating the trampionship, so there’s no point in getting into the political stuff and all that.” says Warriors forward Draymond Green to ESPN.
The visit will only consist of players, coaches and students. The Golden State Warriors will also take on the Washington Wizards February 28 during their time in the nation’s capital.