Steve Kerr’s Powerful Message To President Trump

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Steve Kerr’s Powerful Message To President Trump 

 

There has been a lot of drama between President Trump and various athletes as of late. Not only NFL, but also NBA stars.

After Stephen Curry made it clear that he would not got to the White House, if invited, President Trump withdrew the inviation, that never was issued in the first place.

 

 

After Trump’s tweet, LeBron James immediately joined the discussion, and defended Stephen Curry.

 

 

Then, various other players like Draymond Green and Chris Paul, followed LeBron James.

When Steven Curry made his indivdual decision to not go to the White House, his team, the Golden State Warriors, were expected to meet and discuss their plans at the start of training camp. Now, Donald Trump made that decision for them. As the Warriors would probably have voted ‘no’ anyways, this did not come as much of a shock.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr now wrote up his thoughts in a piece for Sports Illustrated, urging the President to unite rather than divide people. Kerr also wrote about Trump’s comments about NFL players fighting racial injustice after Trump called for the removal of “son of a bitch” protestors who didn’t stand during the national anthem.

 

“After Steph spoke up at media day on Friday, we figured it was just a matter of time until the president responded. Then on Saturday morning my wife, Margot, woke me up. “Here it is,” she said, and showed me Trump’s tweet. Our invitation, he wrote, “has been withdrawn” because, “going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team” and, “Stephen Curry is hesitating.”

First off, I’m pretty sure Steph wasn’t “hesitating”. He made it clear he wouldn’t go. Second, as I joked to the media Saturday, it was like the president was trying to break up with us before we broke up with him.

Remember, the president works for us, not vice versa. We elected him. He doesn’t just work for his constituents and his base. He works for every citizen. Once you take that office, you have to do what’s best for the entire country. Sure, you’re going to have policies that align with your party, but that’s not the point. Respectfully, Mr. Trump, the point is this: You’re the president. You represent all of us. Don’t divide us.

Bring us together.”

 

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