On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter and rescinded Stephen Curry‘s invitation to the White House.
The joke’s on the president because neither Stephen Curry nor anybody with morals and ethics would want to visit the Trump White House.
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Curry spoke to the media on Saturday for the first time following the incident. Trump’s tweet came earlier that morning and read, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn.” I’m sure Steph is shaking in his shoes.
Stephen Curry on Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/XsMF5Cw7Tg
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 23, 2017
“I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others,” said the two-time MVP on Saturday afternoon. “I have an idea of why, but, it’s just kind of beneath, I think, a leader of a country to go that route. It’s not what leaders do.” Curry also called Trump’s tweet “surreal.”
The Golden State Warriors were going to get together as an organization and discuss whether or not they would go to the White House. Whatever they picked would speak volumes. Despite the Warriors being, I guess, “banned” from the White House, they’re still going to take a trip to Washington “to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization,” according to a press release.
Statement from the Golden State Warriors: pic.twitter.com/6kk6ofdu9X
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 23, 2017
As expected, Trump’s tweet caught a ton of backlash, led by LeBron James, who had the ultimate mic drop:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
I never thought I’d see the day where North America’s biggest athlete called the President of the United States a bum. And I’m happy that it happened. If you want a laugh, check out this moment that Twitter put together.
James wasn’t the only supporter of Steph. Everyone — including NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts — took a shot at Trump.
Steph: consider this withdrawal a badge of honor! #stephcurry @StephenCurry30 https://t.co/DRWndDDc7V
— Michele Roberts (@MRobertsNBPA) September 23, 2017
With everything that's going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who's kneeling and visiting the White House??? #StayInYoLane
— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 23, 2017
Still wondering how this guy is running our country…. 🤔🤔🤔
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 23, 2017
Hey @StephenCurry30, welcome to the club bro 😂
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 23, 2017
Your a Clown 🤡. @realDonaldTrump - and yo dumbass fired !! @StephenCurry30
For President !!!
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) September 23, 2017
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again"
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
“It was amazing to see all these guys rally around each other and speak up,” said Curry. “That’s what this is about. We’re not trying to divide and separate this country. We’re trying to bring everybody together and speak about love and togetherness and equality. I think that was demonstrated in response to what happened this morning, which is a powerful thing for sure.”
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