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Seattle Storm to skip a visit to the White House

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WNBA Champions, the Seattle Storm, have no intention to visit the White House, even if they receive an invitation by US President, Donald Trump.

The team’s point guard, Sue Bird, said the team would skip the once traditional visit to the White House, no matter if Trump did invite them or not.

“It has come up. At this point, it doesn’t even really need to be discussed,” the 37-year-old player told the Seattle Times.

Trump withdrew invitations to both the NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, and the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The reason was that many players criticised Trump and were not interested in visiting the White House.

At the same time, the 2017 WNBA Champions, the Minnesota Lynx, didn’t receive an invitation at all.

“We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. Everyone knew when everything happened with Steph Curry and LeBron on social media, all that stuff. We all pay attention and we watch,” Bird added.

She also mentioned it was amazing when she met then president Barack Obama in 2010, after winning the title with the Storm. Now, things have changed, though.

“No one wants to go anymore. It’s disappointing, because it was something most athletes looked forward to. But, I’m sure (Trump) is going to say we’re not invited anyway, so it all works out well,” the three-time WNBA Champion explained.

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