Celebrities React: Donald Trump Withdraws Steph Curry White House Invitation

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On Saturday, Donald Trump withdrew Steph Curry’s invitation to visit the White House , and now celebrities are reacting on Twitter. See the tweets below.

Curry first indicated back in June, that if the Golden State Warriors were invited to meet with the president as the 2016-2017 NBA champions, he wouldn’t go. He reiterated that stance on Friday, revealing that he planned to cast a “no” vote when the team takes a poll on whether to make the trip. He explained to reporters at the Warriors’ Media Day, “The things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said at the right times… we won’t stand for it. By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country, what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye toward.”

The president fired back on Saturday morning, tweeting, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” The tweet made “Stephen Curry” a trending topic on Twitter, and actually prompted rival LeBron James to tweet, “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” Andy Cohen replied “HAHAHAHHA AMEN,” while Chrissy Teigen laughed over the “U bum” line. Cohen also pointed out, “HOUSEWIVES PLAYBOOK: rescind invitations liberally! (See: Bethenny re LuAnn, Mexico; Bethenny & Ramona, Mexico.)” Julianne Moore expressed, “That’s right @KingJames,” as Samuel L. Jackson similarly said, “Well said @KingJames!!” And Seth Meyers also quipped about Trump, “Somebody’s got their laid back weekend vibe working!”

“Perhaps it’s not a great honor while your stench is there,” slammed John Legend. Don Cheadle sarcastically replied to Trump, “I’m sure he’s crushed.” Jeffrey Wright praised, “Well done @StephenCurry30.” Joked Trevor Noah, “‘You’re not breaking up with me, I’m breaking up with you!'” George Takei said to he president, “And just when you thought he couldn’t get any more petty…” Ava DuVernay also wrote to him, “Man, nobody with any sense or self-respect considers it an honor to be within a 10 mile radius of you. It is known.” Karrueche Tran exclaimed, “HE WAS NEVER GOING IDIOT! PUERTO RICO IS WITHOUT POWER!! PUERTO RICO IS A PART OF THE US. YOU DO KNOW THAT RIGHT?!!”

Rachel Dratch told Trump, “Puerto Rico has no power and a dam is about to collapse. Meanwhile you are a 6th grade mean girl having a slumber party.” Sarah Silverman went younger, saying, “You are a tantrum throwing child.” Jesse Tyler Ferguson noted, “It’s an honor when the president is honorable.” Cracked Albert Brookss, “Trump had a good day. Had a nice lunch and then made enemies of every pro athlete in America.” Chance the Rapper rejected a Twitter headline from the NBA that was focused on James’ “bum diss,” writing, “No f*ck that keep the main headline: President of US Challenges Black Athletes Freedom of Speech amidst World’s End.” And Jemele Hill, who earned Trump’s ire on Twitter earlier this month for calling the president a white supremacist, tweeting with a laughing emoji, “Hey @StephenCurry30, welcome to the club bro.”

Meanwhile, Curry’s wife, Ayesha, shared an eye-roll emoji in response to the president’s tweet, and wrote, Okay… Donate to earthquake relief here!!!” She included a link to UNICEF. The tweet against Curry came as stars were already ripping Trump for saying NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem should be fired. Wondered Josh Gad, “How do you piss off the entire NFL and NBA in one day?” NBA player Chris Paul also asked, “With everything that’s going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who’s kneeling and visiting the White House??? #StayInYoLane. And I doubt he’s man enough to call any of those players a son of a bitch to their face.”

And on Saturday afternoon, the Warriors responded in a team statement, saying, “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited.” The message continues, “We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise. In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.”

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