Trump Withdraws Invitation for Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors to Visit White House
In the months since the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship, it's been unclear if the team will make the traditional visit to the White House.
At the team's media day on Friday, Curry bluntly said, "I don't want to go."
On Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to say that the invitation has been withdrawn:
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
"We don't stand for basically what our president has - the things that he said and the things that he hasn't said in the right terms - that we won't stand for it,” Curry said Friday. “And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to."
“Just like in our country, every opinion counts and matters,” he said.
Some of Curry's teammates, including fellow All-Star Kevin Durant, have also expressed their disinterest in visiting the White House and meeting Trump.
At a rally in Alabama on Friday, Trump weighed in on NFL players protesting the national anthem, saying that any player who doesn't respect the country and the flag should be ejected from the stadium and cut from the team.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now - he's fired!'" Trump said.