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23 September 2017

Not My White House?

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Not My White House?

This is just a shame. No matter who the president was in the past it’s an honor and a tradition to celebrate at the White House. Some players in the past decided not to go for various reasons over the years and it was never a public issue. Brady didn’t go when Obama was there and he said he had another reason for it and there was no controversy. Conspiracy theorists believed that Bush helped orchestrate 9/11 and Bush testified in secret and not under oath about it. What good did in secret and not under oath do? Did any teams not accept the invite? Obama orchestrated massive drone strikes killing tons of innocent people. Did any teams not accept his invite? Trump said things that offended people and has policy ideas that people don’t agree with.

As Charles Barkley said it’s an honor and a privilege to be invited to the White House. He also said that it would’ve been an opportunity for the players to discuss their concerns with the president. That would’ve been a great idea instead of the players relying on the medias interpretation of what he has planned for our country. Making a big deal out of it ruined the opportunity for the players that might have actually been looking forward to the honor of going. It also ruined it for the fans who enjoy watching that moment with their team at the White House as often times there’s some enjoyable humorous moments. Regardless of what your political beliefs are, it’s an honor and a tradition to be invited to the white house. Steph Curry said he wasn’t going and then there was a team meeting to discuss whether or not the team was going. So Trump rescinds the invite as he should because that’s disrespectful. Certain players on the Patriots decided not to go. Some went who liked or disliked the president because it’s an honor to be there.

Now time for some analogies.

If you’re invited to the Academy Awards and you make public that you’re not sure whether or not you want to go because you don’t agree with the academy awards decisions in the past so the academy says okay don’t come, you’re not invited anymore. Who’s fault would that be? It’s an honor to be at the academy awards and people don’t agree with decisions but they still show up.

Another analogy would be when you go and disrespect your boss because you don’t like him or her and then he or she says that you’re fired and you say, you can’t fire me because I quit. Yes you don’t like your boss and you were thinking of quitting but now it’s not an option to stay there and the boss wasn’t going to be disrespected and wait for you to decide whether or not you’re going to stay there. I know Trump is not their boss and this is just an analogy.

Either way it’s a sad situation and I hope that when February comes around that the Warriors do end up in the White House even though it’s highly unlikely.

 

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