Women's Basketball Team Declined Trump's White House Invitation For The Best Reason

Esther Moore
November 18, 2017

The University of SC women's basketball team joins a growing list of athletes who are declining visits to President Donald Trump's White House.

The South Carolina women's basketball team will not be attending the White House celebration of collegiate champions Friday.

The South Carolina women's basketball team is busy defending its national title. But as with nearly everything else in 2017, things are way different in the age of Trump.

Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going.

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Appearing as the team ended practice for the day, Staley bluntly said why she and the team wasn't at the White House appearing alongside other NCAA Championship teams. So, let's just say the current administration has had some issues when it comes to sports. The Sooners topped Florida for their second-consecutive national championship and third in five years.

Staley has stuck to her guns, stating on Thursday that the squad had finally heard from the White House but would not be attending. However, according to a report from the Associated Press, by September, Staley's Gamecocks had not received an invitation to the White House.

In the Red Room of the White House, the NRA-backed Trump greeted the West Virginia's co-ed rifle team by saying, "We saved the Second Amendment!" "I don't know what else has to happen". At another point, joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Trump bowed his head in prayer along with members of the Oklahoma softball team. While she didn't expressly mention Trump, it's hard to believe he wasn't at least one factor.

"We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes", Staley told the AP. "All of our focus is on the season ahead".

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