This weekend, Trump has been on a roll in fighting with professional sports teams. This all started on Friday night at a campaign rally in Alabama, where Trump called players who protest the national anthem “sons of bitches” and for NFL owners to “fire” players who do so.
Then, on Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to go after NBA player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, tweeting:
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Shortly after Trump’s tweet, the Golden State Warriors released a statement saying they will not visit the White House.
Below is the full statement:
Statement from the Golden State Warriors: pic.twitter.com/6kk6ofdu9X
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 23, 2017
Now Washington D.C.’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, is putting her foot down on the matter. She issued a statement on Twitter saying, “While you’re here, Warriors, we are happy to identify ways for you to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion — what we call DC values. And if anyone ever tells you that you cannot come to DC,” it continues, “tell them Mayor Bowser invited you.”
You can read the whole statement below:
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) September 23, 2017
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