Women's Basketball Team Declined Trump's White House Invitation For The Best Reason

Women's Basketball Team Declined Trump's White House Invitation For The Best Reason

Women's Basketball Team Declined Trump's White House Invitation For The Best Reason

"We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow's event, but we will not be able to attend", Staley said.

The fourth-ranked Gamecocks opened their championship defense last week and have won their first three games, including a 66-36 win over Clemson on Thursday ahead of Sunday's home game against Wofford.

The Gamecocks won their NCAA title in April. "The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA tournament". "I don't know what else has to happen".

President Donald Trump poses for photographs with the University of Washington women's rowing team during an event with NCAA championship teams at the White House, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington.

The White House says other NCAA championship teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion.

Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. The North Carolina men's basketball team - whose coach, Roy Williams, has been publicly critical of Trump - begged off, citing a scheduling conflict. A team spokesman said the Tar Heels were willing to go, but the university and White House tried "eight or nine" dates and none worked. She represented the U.S. Olympic team when George W. Bush was president in 2004.

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