The Golden State Warriors were reportedly planning to meet on Saturday to decide whether or not they were going to visit the White House.
At 8:45 a.m. President Trump sent out this tweet:
Within minutes, the athlete community responded.
A #POTUS who’s name alone creates division and anger. Who’s words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again” — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
It’s amazing that the most divisive person in this entire country is the President of the United States…he says whatever he wants — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 23, 2017
Haven’t ever really seen this type of disrespect by a president — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 23, 2017
welp, i don’t think anyone can tell athletes to “stick to sports” for a while — Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) September 23, 2017