So knowing Steve Kerr’s thoughts on Donald Trump (he doesn’t like the guy), it may surprise you that he’d be open to visiting the White House with the Warriors, if invited. Kerr, on the Waddle & Silvy show on Chicago’s ESPN radio affiliate Thursday:
“We haven’t been invited. And so if we’re invited, we’ll definitely have a discussion. You know, I’ve been outspoken about Trump, our players have been as well. But my whole thing is — I would want to talk to the team and entertain the idea of going out of respect for the institution, out of respect for the office itself, and maybe as a good gesture to the rest of the country that is so divided right now that maybe it’s like, hey, let’s actually, you know, try to do something that’s unifying, whether you like the person in the office or not.”
Several Warriors have already said that they would have serious reservations about going to the White House, among them Stephen Curry. And knowing that, it’s possible that Trump, fearful of looking bad in any way, won’t invite them at all.
And as far as respect for the office goes, Kerr says that works both ways.
“But I will be perfectly blunt and I know I’ll anger people by saying this, but I want the man who’s sitting in the office to respect that office, too, and that means being above the tweeting and the nasty personal insults and trying to unify the country instead of trying to divide us, and I feel like he’s trying to divide us …. When you’re sitting in that office, it’s really your responsibility to try to unify, and that’s where our players and I have had a difficult time trying to reconcile all this stuff.”
Meanwhile, in UFC:
Mitrione: President Trump, fuck the Golden State Warriors. I’m a champion, I’ll come to the White House. #BellatorNYC
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 25, 2017
— alex schafran (@alexschafran) June 30, 2017