WATCH: President Trump Hosts NHL Champion Pittsburgh Penguins at White House LIVE STREAM
President Donald Trump hosts the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House Tuesday — in a ceremony that is sure to attract a great deal of attention.
The Penguins are the first sports team to visit the White House since Trump disinvited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Sept. 23 (after several Warriors including star player Steph Curry stated their desire not to go).
The President was eager to trumpet the Penguins visit — doing so one day after announcing the Warriors’ disinvite.
Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
So where do the Penguins stand on the issue of Trump? Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby has been unequivocal in his belief that the team’s visit is in no way political.
“From my side of things, there’s absolutely no politics involved,” Crosby said Monday (in comments published by Sports Illustratedfeatured image via screengrab]
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