Nancy Pelosi trolled Trump with this offer to the Golden State Warriors
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Golden State Warriors to the U.S. Capitol the day after they beat Cleveland for the NBA championship.
That might seem random at first blush, but it was actually a way for Pelosi to indirectly engage in one of her favorite pastimes: trolling President Donald Trump.
Observers of both basketball and politics, you see, are watching to learn what happens next with Golden State. Championship teams are typically invited to visit the president at the White House — and universally accept said invitations — but with the Warriors there’s a wrinkle.
Both coach Steve Kerr and star Steph Curry have not been shy about their disapproval of Trump. Meanwhile, the NBA world as a whole generally is not aligned with the #MAGA crowd. Trump as of yet has not invited the Warriors to the White House, but it’s hard to imagine they’d accept an invitation if one did come their way.
Which is why Pelosi was inviting the team to visit the Capitol instead.
But this wasn’t just a dig at Trump. Pelosi represents California’s 12th Congressional district, which sits entirely within San Francisco.
So her hometown team just won the title. Can you blame her for inviting them to visit? And if it gives her a chance to troll Trump again, then all the better.