Do you want proof that America
has changed since Joe Biden
was elected president
After winning a championship, sports
teams are no longer able to avoid the White House
For example, the Los Angeles Dodgers
will pay a visit to President Trump on Friday before their game against the Washington Nationals
to commemorate their 2020 World Series victory.
Chris Meagher, the White House's Deputy Press Secretary, confirmed the visit on Twitter
The Dodgers will visit the White House on July 1, 2021. pic.twitter.com/pP26YYsH64 — chrismeagher46 (@chrismeagher46)
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers' trip to the White House is the first by a champion sports team since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic
, and the first with Biden in office.
The visit last week seemed to excite Coach Dave Roberts.
“I hope Vice President Kamala is there; I'd love to meet her as well as the president, but it's an honor.... It's something I've always wanted to do,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
The visit represents a significant shift from the previous administration, when teams and players refused to meet with then-President Donald Trump
The Boston Red Sox
have a number of players.
at the University
's basketball at the University of South Carolina
The Raptors of Toronto
are a professional basketball team.
Sean Doolittle, a pitcher
for the Washington Nationals, cited Trump's "divisive rhetoric and enabling of conspiracy
The New England Patriots
are missing half of their starters.
Some teams, on the other hand, did celebrate their victories with Trump and found the experience enjoyable.
When the former president invited the Louisiana
State University football
team to the White House to celebrate their national championship, he spent much of his time discussing his impeachment trial
rather than the team's victory.
He also celebrated Clemson's national championship by providing the team with McDonald
's, Wendy's, and Burger King food