Is it disrespectful for athletes to refuse to visit the White House? | The Tylt
President Trump abruptly canceled a Super Bowl celebration at the White House after a few members of the Philadelphia Eagles declined the invite. Other athletes, like Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon, have also refused to visit because of the president's political and personal controversies. Teams and athletes have visited the White House out of respect for the office—a tradition many want to continue. However, athletes have the right to choose and skipping the visit should also be respected. What do you think? 🏀 ⚾ 🏈 🏒
Is it disrespectful for athletes to refuse to visit the White House?
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
US should remove any money the giving them for sponsorship. This meeting has nothing to do with politics, it’s tradition!!! Shame on them— David Irvine (@scbadav) April 26, 2018
Olympians from the 2018 Games have been invited to go to the White House today. I will not be going. I will not stand with people who discriminate against those that they perceive as different. In lieu of going to DC, I have donated to a few of my favorite causes 🙆🏼♂️❤️ https://t.co/qDXqswTHdF— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) April 27, 2018