Trump Calls Penguins 'True Champions and Incredible Patriots'

Trump Calls Penguins 'True Champions and Incredible Patriots'

Trump Calls Penguins 'True Champions and Incredible Patriots'

Sherman claims that he has spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers over the past several days, and he says all of them describe a White House that is struggling to stop the president from careening into disaster.

The visit comes as Trump slams the NFL over players kneeling during the National Anthem and the NBA after members of the champion Golden State Warriors told reporters they weren't interested in the traditional visit to the White House. But Trump's remarks were another jarring incident in a presidency that's marked by eroding rights for American minorities and immigrants, and backed by supporters who fund white nationalists.

The Pens have taken some heat for their decision to accept the invite.

"From my side of things, there's absolutely no politics involved", Crosby said Monday. Instead, it's about tradition.

Burkle's ownership of the Penguins includes an interesting Trump connection. "It's a visit we've done in the past".

This year, the White House visit appeared to be a chore, not a celebration, with the team wanting to stay out of controversy. In times marred by natural disasters and bitterly partisan politics, Trump asked the country to look to the Penguins for some inspiration. It's been a good experience.

Despite the fact that they did not present him with a jersey, they did present President Trump with something more fitting to his personal hobbies and interests-a golf bag.

In recent weeks, Trump failed to denounce neo-Nazis marching in Virginia, one of whom killed a counter-protester, and referred to a National Football League player who protested the unjustified police killing of black men by kneeling on the field as a "son of a bitch".

James, in response to the feud, called Trump a "bum".

"And it's great to have you, Ron".

Mayor Bill Peduto said September 27 he would be skipping the visit with the team because of recent tweets by President Donald Trump. "If you're a dinosaur then this is your ice age, buddy, and unlike real dinosaurs, no one is ever going to try to bring back Harvey Weinstein".

Trump also praised Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle for his leadership as he jokingly asked Burkle to exhibit his "negotiating" skills and lend him a hand in dealing with a stubborn Congress.

The comment drew widespread condemnation from sports stars and NFL owners, some of whom joined their players on the field to lock arms during the national anthem in defiance of the President. "If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!"

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