During the Golden State Warriors media day Friday, star point guard Steph Curry made his position on visiting President Donald Trump’s White House very clear.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry said. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief. It’s different, it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”
“We have an opportunity to send a statement that hopefully encourages unity, encourages us to appreciate what it means to be American, and stand for something,” he added on ESPN.
Never one to take a slight silently, it was only a matter of time before President Trump responded.
Early Saturday morning, using his preferred means of communication, the president made his move.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore his invitation is withdrawn.”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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
While it’s unclear whether he was referring to Curry’s invitation or the entire team’s, it’s hard to imagine Golden State making the trip without their star guard or NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, who had already declared he wouldn’t go (“I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” he said).
So it looks like the Warriors won’t have to spend any more time debating whether or not to visit the White House. They can use that time to instead answer the avalanche of new Trump questions the media are about to send their way.