President Donald Trump, pictured June 1. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Steph Curry’s comments trigger Donald Trump

On Friday, Stephen Curry broke from the Golden State Warriors’ script by criticizing the president in response to questions about the Golden State Warriors possibly attending the White House.

The team wanted to display a unified front, saying they would address the situation as a team — if and when they receive an invite. But Curry cleared his conscience when he was pressed on the issue.

“We don’t stand for basically what our president has — the things that he said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right terms that we won’t stand for it,” Curry said. “And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.”

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Well, that didn’t set well with the Tweeter in Chief: Donald Trump is such an innovator, he is now rescinding an invitation that he never offered.

He seems … triggered.

Never change, NBA, never change.

UPDATE: The Warriors responded to president Trump’s tweet with a statement saying they’ll use their time in Washington D.C. in February to celebrate what they value, diversity and inclusion.

While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.

In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization. 

The Examiner will update this post when the Tweeter in Chief inevitably responds in the middle of the night about the NBA’s ratings or the electoral college map or something. 

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