Trump rescinds Stephen Curry's invitation to White House

Danny Woods
September 24, 2017

Hours after Trump uninvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House because of Steph Curry's hesitance to make the trip, the Cleveland star has spoken out.

That prompted the "U bum" response from James, and a series of tweets from Hill, who earlier in the week was in her own Trump twitterstorm (she tweeted that he was a white supremacist).

Championship-winning teams - from little league, collegiate, and professional ranks - are invited to D.C. for a ceremony hosted by the president, but the custom has become a hot-button issue since Trump took office.

"By not going, hopefully that will inspire some change in terms of what we tolerate in this country", said Curry. Not surprisingly, he made his way to Twitter on Saturday and fired back at Stephen Curry, withdrawing his invitation for the entire team in the process. Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

While Curry and James are often facing off against each other on the basketball court - they've clashed in the last three NBA Finals - the reckless man in the White House has given them a reason to join forces.

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Speaking Friday at a campaign rally for Alabama senator Luther Strange, Trump veered into the debate over NFL players kneeling for the national anthem - a movement that gained national attention thanks to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

He accused Warriors star, Stephen Curry of "hesitating", and thus the "invitation is withdrawn!"

"But if you want to know what I'm voting, I'm gonna tell you that".

As Deadspin notes, the tweet contains two false statements: Curry wasn't hesitating-he'd already chose to vote against attending-and, according to ESPN, the invitation was never formally offered and wouldn't be unless the team voted to attend, making it impossible to withdraw.

Trump's tweet came minutes after FOX News aired a segment on Curry and his comments, in case you needed any further indication that the president is obsessed with news coverage about himself. "It's not just the act of not going".

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