Washington Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly wasted no time letting everyone know that he won’t be attending any White House visit. He isn’t a fan of President Trump.
Via NBC Washington:
“The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Canada’s Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the Capitals prepared for Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights. “Some of the things he’s said are pretty gross. I’m not too into politics, so I don’t know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don’t agree with. It hasn’t come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.”
Smith-Pelly’s protest might have a bit of a different meaning than other athletes who are American. He’s a Canadian. Is he trying a passive aggressive attack on the US?