As Twitchy reported, President Trump via Twitter on Saturday morning withdrew his White House invitation to Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry, sending the hashtag #TakeAKnee to the top of Twitter’s United States trends.
Whether it was wise for Trump to disinvite Curry, particularly through a tweet, is another argument altogether, but Newsweek put a particular spin on the dust-up with its headline:
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 23, 2017
Imagine that: Trump slammed Stephen Curry for skipping a visit to the White House, but he didn’t slam Tom Brady. The only possible explanation is:
Trump is a BIGOT https://t.co/Q5XtNfvvIn
— Jasiri Jabara (@JasiriJabara) September 23, 2017
Can you say "racist"? https://t.co/ldCvK9rj3C
— R. Paine (@ArrghPaine) September 23, 2017
Can Trump possibly be more transparent? What color is Stephen Curry? Tom Brady? https://t.co/OXUHXuI3Tb
— Lori Crouch (@LorenaDigital) September 23, 2017
White Supremacist Hypocrisy https://t.co/Pa2kzPBncJ
— Janis Sexton (@Ez4u2say_Janis) September 23, 2017
I wouldn't touch the WH with a 10-foot pole as long as racist, white-supremacist Trump remains in office. https://t.co/A9ALvrLRVT
— Penny Cyllen (@PennyCyllen) September 23, 2017
It's well known that trump is a racist…and misogynist, xenophobic, islamophobic…He's brought the presidency to a new low in history.
— Francine (@fdimic) September 23, 2017
Let’s see what Newsweek has to say about it. Janissa Delzo reports:
Earlier in the year, New England Patriot’s Tom Brady skipped the celebratory White House visit, citing ‘personal family matters,’ but Trump did not comment on Brady’s decision.
To be fair, the words “personal family matters” in Newsweek’s story link to this tweet, which explains, well, nothing:
Tom Brady is not attending White House ceremony today due to "personal family matters." His statement: pic.twitter.com/OIidVZX3VV
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017
Hey Newsweek … those personal family matters weren’t a real big secret, in case anyone felt like doing some, you know, reporting.
— Sean O (@Sean_for_2) September 23, 2017
Is Steven Curry's mom undergoing cancer treatment too?
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) September 23, 2017
Difference being that Brady skipped because his mom had cancer https://t.co/91CfBXLVaz
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 23, 2017
This is asinine. Brady skipped to be with his mother during cancer treatment. https://t.co/4qJt05tvd5
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 23, 2017
Brady skipped to be with mom during cancer treatment. It's this type of poor reporting that has ensured your continued revenue declines
— Never Kasich (@NeverKasich2020) September 23, 2017
— Jason Boland (@thejasonboland) September 23, 2017
Tom Brady's mother was going through cancer treatment at the time. You should try reading some news sometime… https://t.co/Lrk6FEOuvh
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 23, 2017
Gotta watch out for that fake news, though.
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'Withdrawn!' Trump fires back after Steph Curry's 'hesitance' for NBA champs to visit WH https://t.co/HdrLINOnmX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 23, 2017