t's been a big weekend for the world of sports — just ask Donald Trump. He spent the weekend tweeting about them. Over the past few days, he's threatened to fire athletes for exercising their right to protest, encouraged fans to boycott the NFL, and praised NASCAR for its patriotism.
He also had an interesting exchange with Stephen Curry after the Golden State Warrior said he didn't want to visit the White House.
Last Friday, Stephen Curry told reporters that he didn't want to visit the White House.
It’s customary for athletes who have won a championship to visit the White House, but Curry made it clear that he’s not interested.
When asked why he didn’t want to go, he answered, “We don’t stand for […] the things that he’s said, and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times,” Curry said. “We won’t stand for it.”
After seeing that Curry had decided not to visit the White House, Trump responded exactly as you might expect.
He rescinded the offer… which Curry had already rejected.
He failed to realize, however, that that’s not really how invitations work.
LeBron James was quick to respond to Trump's tweet.
Maybe Trump doesn’t know how invitations work, but LeBron James was ready to clear that up for him.
He called Trump a “bum” and explained that one can’t retract an invitation that’s already been rejected.
Earlier today, reporters asked James whether he had any regrets about calling the president a bum.
“Me and my friends call each other that all the time,” James explained. “I’m not his friend, though… he’s not my friend.”
“We know this is the greatest country in the world,” James went on to say. “It’s the land of the free. But we still have problems just like everybody else, and when we have those problems we have to figure out how to come together and be as great as we can be as a people. Because the people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him.”
Trump hasn’t responded to James’ latest comments yet. Stay tuned!