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The White House Will Host The St. Louis Blues Today

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

On Tuesday, the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues will visit the White House. Per tradition, they will in all likelihood give U.S. President Donald Trump a monogrammed sweater. They’ll shake hands, take photos and Trump will start off saying something about hockey and probably end up starting a war in Greenland.

A lot of people are angry at the Blues for agreeing to this long-standing U.S. sports tradition because it involves Trump. Apparently, the players ought either to decline the invitation or show up wearing black masks. Any exposure to Trump makes them suspect as possible enemies of the resistance. Time to start taking down names, comrades.

Famously, NBA players are no longer expected to go to the White House. They are free to refuse because their league commissioner hates Trump, their executives hate Trump, their coaches hate Trump and their owners (pretend to) hate Trump.

This isn’t exactly a bold stand. It’s a business posture. The NBA has discovered that opposition to the sitting U.S. executive tends to burnish their standing with paying customers.

Also, Trump – unlike, say, China – isn’t showering the NBA with hundred-dollar bills from a leaf blower. Hence, the notable difference in tone when it comes to one strong man versus another.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

They’ll shake hands, take photos and Trump will start off saying something about hockey and probably end up starting a war in Greenland.

I’ve got to admit, that’s pretty damn funny – mostly because there’s just a grain of truth to it. On the other hand, Trump could end up announcing the U.S. has finalized a deal to buy Greenland and that the NHL will be putting a team in Nuuk in 2022. Ya just never know with The Donald.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/15/19 at 02:37 PM ET

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