Stephen Curry Takes High Ground on White House Disinvite: ‘It’s Beneath a Leader of a Country’
Stephen Curry on Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/XsMF5Cw7Tg
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 23, 2017
President Donald Trump is currently fighting a multi-front war of words — he’s subtweeting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, he’s calling former NFL player Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” for protesting, and now he’s attacking reigning NBA champ Stephen Curry.
Trump started his war against Curry by rescinding the traditional White House invitation to the championship winning Golden State Warriors — to which Curry responded by taking the high ground and saying, “I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others… 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.”
The president opted to disinvite the Warriors after their star point guard voiced disinterest in the ceremonial visit to the nation’s capital. Trump withdrew the White House invitation via Twitter.
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the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!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
Curry wasn’t the only NBA star to bash the president over the petty move, as the league’s biggest star — LeBron James — called Trump a “bum” for his actions:
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
Watch above via ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
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