Since it’s become the cool, hip thing to hate on President Trump, championship sports teams are joining in on this latest fad by refusing to visit the White House.
It’s already been reported, though not confirmed, that current NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, would be declining their invitation to meet the president. Whether that’s true or not, Stanley Cup winners, the Pittsburgh Penguins, have decided to take a different approach.
The CEO of the team released a prepared statement saying the team would definitely take up President Trump’s offer for a visit should he extend one.
According to Hockey Feed:
NHL Stanley Cup champions decided to send a loud and clear message about visiting Trump’s White House even if they have not been invited yet.
“The Pittsburgh Penguins would never turn down a visit to the White House and, if invited, we would go as a team,” Penguins CEO/team president David Morehouse said in a prepared statement Tuesday.
“We respect the office of the presidency of the United States and what it stands for,” he said. “Any opposition or disagreement with a president’s policies, or agenda, can be expressed in other ways.”
In a world gone mad with political correctness, where anything and everything one does becomes some sort of act of social activism, it’s refreshing to see a group of professional athletes not attempting to use their platform to be part of the “in” crowd that enjoys dissing the president.
Rather than make a statement, why not enjoy the spoils of your labor and have fun with the once in a life opportunity of meeting with the president in the White House?
Regardless of whether you agree with his policies, the truth remains, he’s the president, and as such, deserves the same respect any head of state should be shown.
Good on the Penguins for showing the wide world of sports how it’s done.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]