Kobe Bryant and Ayesha Curry have also shared their thoughts on Trump's tweet.
Donald Trump has withdrawn Steph Curry and The Warriors' invitation to the White House. In a Saturday morning tweet, the president said that due to Curry "hesitating" to make an traditional visit to DC with his title-winning team, he will no longer be allowed to do so. The decision comes after Curry made it clear that he will voting "no" on a potential White House trip. "I don't want to go," he said in a press conference, citing that denying Trump a visit could potentially "inspire some change" in the country. "I don't think us not going to the White House is going to miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that."
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
LeBron James has tweeted a response to Trump, questioning his suggestion that visiting the White House is "a great honor" and pointing out that Curry was clear that he had no interest in attending. Oh yeah, he also called him a bum. "U bum
@StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite," he wrote. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Kobe Bryant has also shared his thoughts on the matter, writing, "A
#POTUS who's name alone creates division and anger. Who's words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again.""
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again"— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
While Curry himself has not responded publicly, his wife Ayesha replied directly to Trump's tweet, giving him an eyeroll before directing attention to earthquake relief.
🙄Okay… Donate to earthquake relief here!!! https://t.co/HL5cvwbGtQ— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) September 23, 2017
Trump's tweet comes after he criticized NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem Friday. Players have also been publicly responding to those comments.