The Houston Astros, winners of last year’s World Series, visited the White House today for a traditional championship visit. Their stop comes after the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, declined to participate in the traditional photo-op with President Trump last month.
One Trump quote: “What a team… our Yankees were as tough as anybody but you guys were just a little tougher.” President Trump and the Warriors have had a tense relationship after members of the team expressed public opposition to the president. Trump tweeted in September that their invitation to the White House — that hadn’t yet been formally extended — was “withdrawn!”
That prompted the Warriors to respond with a statementexplaining that they would not discuss a potential visit to the White House saying, “we accept President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited.”