Mayor Of D.C. Responds To Trump’s NBA Tantrum With An Offer That Will Make Donald Go Bonkers

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If Trump thought that the nation would be quick to join his cause of bashing American sports teams because of players expressing dissenting political views, he was wrong.

In the midst of the controversy over his incendiary comments about the NFL, having told a rally crowd that he thinks players who take a knee during the national anthem to stick up for minorities should be fired, the president announced that the members of the Golden State Warriors basketball team were disinvited from the White House.

The team was set to visit thanks to their winning of the most recent NBA championship, but Trump wasn’t impressed by the public discontent with his administration that some players had aired, so he disinvited them.

The mayor of Washington, D.C. — where the White House is, of course, located — has now spoken out on the Warriors’ behalf, telling them that they have a standing invitation to her city, even if the belligerent occupant of the White House won’t let them in. She even has an idea for the Warriors’ visit to D.C. to be productive in ways other than simply celebrating a win.

In her statement posted to Twitter, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said, in part:

‘Whether you’re here to work, play, practice your First Amendment rights, or lose to our Wizards, we welcome all to visit… 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, tell them Mayor Bowser invited you.’

The president is most certainly desperately lacking in the “DC values” that Bowser points to. Besides his abrupt, juvenile rescinding of the invitation to the Warriors, he has also been carrying on against the NFL for days, having called players who choose to kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest “sons of bitches.”

As has been indicated in the NFL’s response to this and the Warriors’ response to their disinviting, American sports players have a better idea of what it means to be president than the president himself does.

The Warriors apparently actually do plan to visit D.C. for the purposes Bowser suggests in place of their White House visit. Warriors star player Stephen Curry commented on the president’s move that, “…it’s kind of beneath a leader of a country to go that route. That’s not what leaders do.”

Read Twitter’s response to Mayor Bowser’s statement below.

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