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Donald Trump on Raptors visiting White House: ‘That was a great job by a great team, so we’ll think about that’

President Donald Trump Meets With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau At The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. The two leaders were expected to discuss the trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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President Donald Trump disinvited the 2017 NBA-champion Warriors from the White House and didn’t bother to invite repeat-champion Golden State the following year.

Will the Raptors get invited?

There’s a mixed record of Canadian teams visiting the White House after winning in baseball or hockey. But the biggest factor is the divisive Trump.

Steven D’Souza of CBC:

Trump’s presidency, among many other things, is exhausting. I miss the simplicity of championship teams visiting the White House, the president glad-handing and team members enjoying the special access. I never cared for the photo-op of a politician trying to associate himself with himself with winners, and I didn’t mind any athletes not participating in the charade. But at least, if the president were going to show respect for these major-sport champions, he did it consistently. There wasn’t that pettiness from the highest office.

Really, Trump’s decision is transparent: If he believes the Raptors would come, he’ll invite them. If he believes they’ll reject the invitation, he won’t.