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According to a report, no women’s sports champions have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their big win since President Trump came to Washington, and few have even been offered the opportunity.
With the NCAA Champion North Dakota State Bison’s visit this week, the Washington Post took note that only one female champion team has been invited to the White House since Trump became president — and that team declined the invitation.
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“The past two WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx in 2017 and the Seattle Storm in 2018, were not invited,” the paper reported on March 4.
However, it’s important to note, the Lynx have been one of the more politically active teams in the WNBA. Using a pre-game press conference in July of 2017, to draw attention to the Philando Castile and Alton Sterling shootings. In addition, the Seattle Storm has become the first sports franchise to partner with Planned Parenthood.
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So, while the two teams have become champions during President Trump’s tenure, their political activism suggests the White House may not have invited the teams because they...
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