President Donald Trump on Friday met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams.
The traditional honorary White House visit for champion college and pro sports teams has become a politically-loaded event in Trump’s presidency.
Some athletes, including members of the World Cup winning women’s national soccer team, have declined invitations.
Others, like the NBA Golden State Warriors and the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, have been disinvited after players criticized the president.
Others have warmly embraced Trump.
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