Once again, the Biden White House just can’t get it right with college athletic champions. Dr. Jill Biden made a massive mistake with the LSU women’s basketball championship team.
Jill said after the game: “I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do,” the first lady said after watching the game. “So, we hope LSU will come. But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.”
LSU player Angel Reese called Jill’s response a “joke.” But Iowa, which has pride, wasn’t having it either. “I gratefully acknowledge the First Lady’s sentiments, but a day at the White House should belong solely to the champion, LSU and Coach Mulkey,” the Iowa coach Lisa Bluder tweeted. Jill had real her remarks back in.
Then Biden just seemed to have forgotten about the Georgia Bulldogs who the college football championship this year, they beat TCU, 65-7. The Bulldogs won in January but hadn’t gotten an invitation. Some were more than a little aggrieved about it too, such as defensive lineman Warren Brinson.
No invite to the White House is crazy😓@POTUS
— WarrenBrinson™️ (@warrenbrinson17) February 20, 2023
Members of Congress from Georgia got involved saying: “It is our hope that this repeat championship team can join the many teams prior that have been honored by the President,” a bipartisan group of Georgia’s congressional delegation wrote to the White House in January, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The White House finally invited the Bulldogs on May 3, to what they called “College Athlete Day” on June 12.
But the Bulldogs decided to turn the president down.
“The University of Georgia first received on May 3 an invitation for the Bulldog football team to visit the White House on June 12,” Georgia’s athletic association said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the date suggested is not feasible given the student-athlete calendar and time of year.”