Pittsburgh Penguins accept White House invitation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Fox 32 News) - The Pittsburgh Penguins will be visiting the White House to celebrate their latest Stanley Cup title.
The team's acceptance of the invitation comes after Golden State Warrior Steph Curry said his team did not want to visit the White House, and President Trump said the team's invitation to visit the White House was withdrawn.
But on Sunday, Trump was able to tweet:
Please [sic] to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!
The Penguins said in a statement:
The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships - touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama - and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year. Any agreement or disagreement with a president’s politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways. However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit.
Most of the Penguins are citizens of countries other than the United States.