A couple players on the Super Bowl winning Patriots won’t be visiting the White House with the rest of the team this year, but it’s hardly the first time in recent memory players have skipped the event.
Over the years many athletes have skipped trips to the white house, but the media was never really adamant about reporting those instances. Now that Donald Trump is president, the media will push any story that seems to further their “Trump is a racist” narrative, and this is no exception.
Following the team’s win, defensive captain Devin McCourty said that “I don’t feel accepted in the White House,” and will skip the event, in spite of the friendship between the president and team owner Robert Kraft.
“I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty told TIME Magazine. “With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
McCourty’s teammate Martellus Bennett echoed similar sentiments, saying he would be skipping the event, citing that “We all have our beliefs.” Sadly, Bennett’s “beliefs” are so loose, that he can’t even shake the president’s hand without being triggered.
Now, the media is quick to bring these stories up because it makes the president look bad, but this is hardly the first time in recent memory this has happened. Back in 2015, Tom Brady didn’t go to the White House following his fourth Super Bowl victory, citing “family commitments” as the reason. The media merely brushed over it then, but now it’s a huge deal (but they aren’t biased)! Gee, I wonder why?
Now, to be fair, these guys are football players. They most likely consume their news via social media, and right now it’s cool to cry racism. Now, would these players be attending the White House if Hillary Clinton were president? If they actually believed what they said, there’s no way.
Sadly, McCourtey sees this as making a right decision, saying that “If you see something you feel is wrong in society, why not help out? Why not try to raise awareness?” Exactly what awareness is he raising, though?
Neither player could give an example of president Trump’s racism, but like most liberals, facts hardly make it into an argument. Instead, Bennett ironically stated that “We accept people for who they are,” while simultaneously rejecting an invite due to supposed different “beliefs.” That’s not very accepting, Marty.
The media will continue to praise anyone willing to disrespect the office of president, at least while THEIR guy isn’t there. Before, it was unthinkable that someone would dare skip a meeting with THE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA (gasp!). Now, it is celebrated when celebrities bash our commander-in-chief. And some in the media wonder why president Trump doesn’t treat them with respect…