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The Pittsburgh Penguins were eerily still about their revisit to Trump’s White House


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Pittsburgh Penguins during the
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The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins did not foster most from their
outing to President Donald Trump’s White House on Tuesday to
commemorate their Stanley Cup feat from progressing this year.

A discerning indicate of a team’s Twitter and
Instagram feeds found no posts or
photos from a event. On Facebook, the
group posted one print of several players station in a White
House Green Room. That same print was posted as a media release
on the
team’s central website.

That was a sheer contrariety from a team’s revisit only one year
prior, when a Penguins visited a White House to commemorate
their 2016 championship. For example, a Penguins’ official
Twitter comment posted 7 tweets from a event.

The Penguins appearance in
a rite was a debate in
and of itself after a group announced
it was still going to attend after Trump’s argumentative comments
directed during NFL and NBA players.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins honour a establishment of a Office of
a President, and a prolonged tradition of championship teams
visiting a White House,” a group pronounced in a
matter following Trump’s comments late final month on NFL
players who protested during a inhabitant anthem and his
uninviting of NBA star Stephen Curry from visiting a White
House with a NBA’s Golden State Warriors championship team.

“We attended White House ceremonies after prior championships
— furloughed a ancestral building and visiting quickly with
Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama — and have accepted
an invitation to attend again this year.

“Any agreement or feud with a president’s politics,
policies or bulletin can be voiced in other ways,” a team
continued in a statement. “However, we unequivocally most honour the
rights of other people and groups to demonstrate themselves as
they see fit.”

Trump afterwards praised
a group on Twitter.

“Pleased to surprise that a Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the
NHL will be fasten me during a White House for Ceremony,” Trump tweeted.
“Great team!”

Trump refrained from making
a eventuality sincerely political, praising a group for its
accomplishments and joking that a players were “very handsome.”

He did, during one point, ask Penguins co-owner
Ron Burkle — who was a vital donor to former President
Bill Clinton — to assistance his administration renegotiate a North
American Free Trade Agreement.

“First of all, he’s a crony of cave for a prolonged time,” Trump said
of Burkle. “He’s a great, good negotiator. Ron, how about
negotiating some of the terrible trade deals that they’ve made?

“Here’s what we want, we wish to get him,” Trump continued. “I
would adore to have Ron Burkle. It’s good to have you, Ron. But I
unequivocally meant that. If we wish to get concerned in negotiating
NAFTA, we like it. Cause we’re renegotiating NAFTA, Ron.”

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