Feb 22, 2018 - Sports

Golden State Warriors to visit D.C. children, not White House

Steph Curry

Steph Curry celebrating the Warriors' NBA championship in June. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, plan to visit with D.C. children while in town playing the Wizards next week instead of making a traditional celebratory trip to the White House, the team told ESPN.

The backstory: President Trump and the Warriors have had a tense relationship after members of the team expressed public opposition to the president. Trump tweeted in September that their invitation to the White House — that hadn't yet been formally extended — was "withdrawn!" That prompted the Warriors to respond with a statement explaining that they would not discuss a potential visit to the White House saying, "we accept President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited."

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