Charles Barkley Says Steph Curry And The Warriors Not Visiting White House ‘Sets A Bad Precedent’
Earlier today, Donald Trump rescinded his offer to invite the Golden State Warriors to the White House after Steph Curry said he was opposed to the team going to Washington D.C. to visit the President.
NBA hall of famer and Insaide The NBA analyst Charles Barkley was asked about Steph Curry’s opposition to going to the White House and he wished the team would have used the opportunity to reach out to the President about their concerns instead of taking a divisive stance.
I think it’s really unfortunate. I think that it’s an honor and privilege to go to the White House, no matter who the president is,” said Barkley during a phone interview with NBA TV Saturday. “And also, I thought it would have been an opportunity for those guys to sit down and talk to the president about some of the issues and concerns they had.
“We’re all concerned about police brutality. I’m concerned about DACA. They could have negotiated a sit-down instead of just coming in, do that informal stuff where he stands there and you get your jersey and everything. It’s unfortunate. It’s just really sad, to be honest with you. When guys start not going to the White House because they don’t like who the president is, I think that sets a bad precedent.”