The Warriors made it known last year that they would not visit Donald Trump’s White House. Stephen Curry and Head Coach Steve Kerr have often critized Trump’s bigoted and racist policies.
Per ESPN’s Chris Hayes, the Warriors did come to Washington D.C. today but instead of visiting Trump, they took young kids to the National Museum Of African American History And Culture.
Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson spoke with The Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps about the team’s trip to D.C. and passing up on seeing Trump. While he did say it was a great honor, he noted that the team wasn’t comfortable around Trump.
“We’re not going to politicize anything,” said Thompson. We’re going to hang out with some kids, and take them to the African American Museum, and hopefully teach them some things we learned along the way, and life lessons, and hopefully give them some great memories.”
Don’t be surprised to see players from more championship teams in pro sports along with the college level passing up on a White House visit in this current administration. The hateful actions being committed will always draw players away, especially minority players that Trump has offended.