Steph Curry Says Trump’s Comments Are Beneath The Office: He’s Right

President Donald Trump has decided to involve himself in sports

(The Hill) Steph Curry fired back at President Trump for disinviting him from the White House earlier Saturday, saying it was “beneath” his position to publicly attack him.

The Golden State Warriors star said it was “surreal” for him to wake up and see that Trump had revoked his invitation to the White House on Twitter.

“I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others,” Curry said.

“I have an idea of why, but, it’s just kind of beneath, I think, a leader of a country to go that route. It’s not what leaders do.”

Trump is facing backlash for uninviting Curry from the White House in a tweet early Saturday. Several star athletes like LeBron James have criticized Trump for the move, with James saying that Trump was using sports to divide the nation.

This is over Steph Curry saying he wouldn’t go to the White House, meaning he started this issue first. And this from the Washington Post

President Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and several prominent sports figures, including the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem .

In a span of roughly 12 hours, as the sports world would typically be gearing up for college football and baseball’s pennant races, Trump ensnared and agitated the most powerful sports league in North America and angered NBA superstars Stephen Curry and LeBron James. His comments set the stage for potential mass protest Sunday along NFL sidelines.

At a political rally Friday in Huntsville, Ala., Trump called on NFL owners to release players who demonstrated during the national anthem in the manner of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt last season to draw attention to police violence against African Americans. Saturday morning on Twitter, Trump rescinded a White House visit invitation to Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, although it is unclear whether the Warriors had been invited in the first place.

Of course, the usual suspects are saying this is a dark racial sentiment, that this is racial demagoguery.

Now, we can debate the merits of the spoiled, entitled athletes who kneel but do little to nothing in the black communities which have crime rates well beyond their population percentage, poor education standards, and low economic standards. We can debate athletes and teams refusing to go to the White House. They are legitimate issues.

What we shouldn’t be debating is Trump involving himself in such a manner into sports, nor blasting private citizens engaged in their 1st Amendment Rights, nor calling out specific citizens in such a manner. Why? We all damned sure called out Barack Obama when he did the same, did we not? I sure did. I had a big problem with Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas refusing to go the White House after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup just because Obama. What Trump did was beneath the office of POTUS.

Now, we all know that the same Liberals and their news media had no problem with Mr. Obama blasting private citizens, companies, nor entities. Nor blasting police officers with no facts or wrong facts. They had no problem with Obama targeting conservatives via his IRS. Nor did they have a problem when Obama was insulting/throwing under the bus all sorts of people and groups (the list was getting so long I stopped years ago.)

I said it during the primaries and general election, Trump needs to understand who to attack and who to not attack. He needs to understand the propriety, which is much bigger now that he is president. Vox Day wrote in his fantastic book about dealing with SJWs that people need to understand when to attack. Many on the Trump train may like what Trump is doing now, but, they should ask themselves the question “would I be mad if it was Hillary doing this? If she was attacking my side from the platform of President? Would I find this beneath the office?”

Now, regardless of what people think, Trump seems to have a plan whenever he does crazy things. Perhaps he has a plan that we do not see for this. Perhaps he’s attempting to get people to talk about race and race relations. It doesn’t matter. The spirit of the First Amendment is that Government should not assault private citizens and entities for engaging in their Rights. Trump needs to take a chill.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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18 Responses to “Steph Curry Says Trump’s Comments Are Beneath The Office: He’s Right”

  1. Jeffery says:

    NFL players are “son of a bitches”, but neo-Nazis are “nice people”. So why did tRump pick a fight with Black NFL players and the NBA, in Alabama. That’s rhetorical. We know why.

    • david7134 says:

      I don’t know why jeff, and provide proof.

      • Jeffery says:

        Adulation from the crowd is tRump’s oxygen. That’s why he did. He knew the AL crowd would love his cursing Black NFL and NBA players. It’s his golden ticket at his campaign rallies.

  2. Jeffery says:

    So what group of citizens did President Obama publically call “son of a bitches” for peaceably exercising their 1st Amendment rights and then insisted they be fired by their employers.

    He may have, I just don’t recall.

    The words of Presidents are important (obviously less so now) and can having a chilling effect on behaviors.

    So what is the recourse when the most powerful person on Earth goes after a particular group of US citizens because he disagrees with their perfectly legal beliefs and actions?

    • You can bloviate all you want, Jeff, but, you refused to call out Obama for his divisive rhetoric and actions. You want it both ways.

      You certainly refused to call him out for his actual actions, namely, allowing his IRS to target conservative groups. You actually seemed to support the action.

    • Bob spelled backwards says:

      My are you cranky. When did you get released from the justice center in Clayton? Did your mugshot on stlmugshots.com look bad?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      The Cambridge police acted stupidly…
      —–
      Bitterly clinging to their Bibles and guns…

  3. Conservative Beaner says:

    Trump stuck his foot in his mouth on this topic but it is a pleasure to watch all the talking heads explode on this one. If the NFL wants to allow them to kneel then why should men and women in uniform be there to watch this crap. Trump should keep all military personnel from participating in the opening ceremonies. No color guards, no military flyovers and no Golden Knights parachuting into one of the NFL stadiums. Maybe they should move the annual Army/Navy game to a non NFL stadium.

    I believe in free speech and if they want to kneel during the National Anthem, let them do so. If they want to really make a difference they can stay home. Since most players in the NFL are black what better point could be made if all black players didn’t show up for the game and it had to be cancelled. Of course they wouldn’t get paid and when you have bills to pay that would hurt.

    If Blacks in this country feel oppressed it is by their own hands as they continue to vote for Democrats which support unions that allow bad cops to remain on the force. Democrats support the teachers unions which allow bad teachers to remain on the job and provide poor education to inner city youths.

    Jeff, at least Trump is only calling them names and not out there with helmets, masks, padding, mace, pepper spray, eggs and sticks beating other people who wish to practice their freedom of speech. Not all people Anita-FA (Anti-First Amendment) are hurting are Neo-Nazis are KKK members.

    • Here’s the thing: the majority who watch the NFL are Republican leaning. The game has already become rather boring. It just seems to scripted, too safe. With these protests by multi-millionaires who really do not do anything outside of kneeling (what are the Ravens players doing about all the murders and shootings, robberies, etc, in 65% Black Baltimore?), they’ll turn off a large segment of the people who would watch all games, not just their own team. What happens when fans will only watch their own team? And maybe tune them out because of the protests? WHen the revenue dries up because advertisements aren’t worth as much, ticket sales go down, people aren’t paying for parking because they aren’t coming to games, they aren’t buying merchandise, etc? When the TV ratings plummet?

      Besides, hardcore liberals have long hated the NFL, and would love to see it shut down. Perhaps they can change it so all kickers have to be gender confused or something.

      Trump should have stayed out of it. These idiots doubling down are going to kill the NFL.

      • Conservative Beaner says:

        Teach,

        The game is now so boring even soccer is looking better. I remember when a game would last 2 hours and 45 minutes and it was rare that a game went over three hours. Today, due to revenue enhancements with extra timeouts for commercials, extended timeouts for replays the rhythm of the game is ruined. They now revue every scoring play even when the resulting play is obvious.

        For me I lost most interest in major league sports in 1994 when the MLB didn’t finish the season. A bunch of millionaires and billionaires couldn’t agree to just finish the season and do serious negotiations in the off season. It was then followed by several seasons of players allowed to juice up and get the ratings up and the fans back in the seats.

        Finally, I’m tired of the American people paying for venues that the so called oppressed can play for pay that dwarfs the pay that fans are earning in their jobs.

    • david7134 says:

      Trump did this intentionally. He got into difficulty with the Alabama race and got the heat off of him over that political stumble. At least he did not do like Bush and Obama and start wars and kill people to get the public to look elsewhere.

    • david7134 says:

      I just saw your reference to free speech. The Supreme Court defined this long ago. You have all the free speech that you want, but property rights trump free speech so that you can’t speak so freely in certain situations, this is one of those situations. Right now the owners are ok with it, in a short while they will see revenue going down and then free speech will be out the window.

      Has anyone ever wondered why corporate owners get grief over windfall profits but football and baseball players and owners don’t. Or for that matter actors and movie producers. Seems they should be taxed extra.

  4. Bill589 says:

    Growing up in CT, there was a Red Sox vs Yankees thing going on. Sometimes the arguments would come to near blows….

    But at the start of each game, we were reminded of something much more important than what sports team we should root for. Something that united both opposing teams fans. The National Anthem reminded us that we were all Americans first and foremost.
    E Pluribus Unum.

  5. Jeffery says:

    We understand that engineers in Nambia have finally prototyped a 50 foot tall, impenetrable, totally transparent wall that can be used at the Mexican border. According to tRump transparency enables decent Americans to stand on our side and not worry about big bundles of drugs being catapulted onto their heads from Mexico.

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