A document in The Washington Post tested the lack of girls teams’ representation at White House events honoring athletes.
As the Post points out, there has but to be an event at some stage in the Trump administration honoring a women’s group on its own.
WNBA groups were frequently invited to the White House at some stage in the Obama, Bush, and Clinton administrations. NCAA girls’ basketball champion teams have visited the White House for the previous five administrations. But the Trump administration has yet to host a women’s championship group on the White House, except a November 2017 event honoring a couple of NCAA championship groups.
Female athletes were represented at the White House at that event, along with the University of Maryland’s ladies’s lacrosse group, the University of Utah’s co-ed ski team, West Virginia University’s co-ed rifle team, the McKendree University ladies’s bowling crew, the University of Washington women’s rowing group, University of Oklahoma softball group and the Penn State girls’s rugby group.
But, consistent with The Washington Post’s reporting, the past WNBA champions — the Minnesota Lynx in 2017 and the Seattle Storm in 2018 — have been no longer invited to the White House, nor become the Notre Dame 2018 championship women’s basketball team.
The White House did now not respond to CNN’s request for comment on The Washington Post report nor did they reply to inquiries on whether invites to solo activities have been extended to any girls’ championship group at the university or professional stage.
Trump has hosted male athletes several times over the path of his presidency, a culture that received momentum throughout the Reagan administration, in keeping with the Post. Activities were honoring the Clemson and Alabama men’s football groups, 2017 Super Bowl champ New England Patriots, the Stanley Cup-triumphing Washington Capitals hockey crew and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion Martin Truex, among others.
On Monday, Trump has become the primary president because Bill Clinton, according to the Post, to host a college team that gained a name in the NCAA’s secondary department, welcoming the FCS division championship North Dakota State Bison to the White House.
Trump regarded to renowned Monday that it became unusual to ask the team to the White House.
Pointing to the North Dakota Congressional delegation, Trump stated, “Your amazing senators and multiple others — however those two men, they definitely stated, ‘Would or not it’s feasible to do that for this group?’ And I stated–, I watched your championship recreation. I said, “Those men are right. They deserve it. They absolutely deserve it.’ You are unique.”
Coming to the White House has been a debatable political selection for some invited groups during the Trump administration.
When the White House hosted that 2017 event, the South Carolina girls basketball crew declined the invitation.
Last yr, Trump canceled a go to from the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles group.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are not able to come to the White House with their full group to be celebrated the following day,” Trump stated in a statement on time. “They disagree with their President due to the fact he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on coronary heart, in honor of the tremendous ladies and men of our army and the humans of our united states of America. The Eagles wanted to ship a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 enthusiasts planning to wait for the event deserve better.”
And the NBA champion Golden State Warriors declined an invitation from the President to go to the White House after winning the 2017 championship.
Individual players additionally have refused the one’s invitations inside the beyond — Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas declined to visit the White House in 2012 over disagreements with President Barack Obama’s policies.