Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

President Trump Welcomes the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House

President Trump Welcomes the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House

Despite recent blows between Donald Trump and the Golden State Warriors as to whether the National Basketball Association champions would visit the White House, Trump largely kept politics out of his remarks to the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

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The Pens have taken some heat for their decision to accept the invite.

"Just last week the Pens pledged two donations of $25,000 each toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico and in support of the victims and first responders of the bad attack in Las Vegas", Trump said during a press conference featuring the Pittsburgh professional hockey team. Instead, it's about tradition.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told The Associated Press recently that said he respects players' views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable".

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Sullivan, the only member of the team who spoke to reporters after the visit, said "zero" politics came up with Trump behind closed doors. "What our team has been able to accomplish in the last two seasons our team is extremely proud of". "This has been part of the celebration of this group of players and the commitment that they've made to win championships".

Kessel stepped down, his face beat read.

"It's called winning, right, Sidney?"

"President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship between the United States and Singapore, which has been one of America's closest partners in Asia for more than 50 years".

In his post-ceremony comments, Sullivan said flatly that they presented Trump with "a gift".

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