Pete Souza throws shade at Trump’s NBA feud with a photo of Obama and Steph Curry
Hey, remember after the president didn’t do that?
Pete Souza does. The Obama White House photographer turned full-time shade-thrower posted a photograph of President Obama with Golden State Warriors starring Steph Curry on Saturday morning.
President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House. The President was “helping” Steph with his jump shot release .
“President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House. The President was ‘helping’ Stephwith his jump shot release, ” Souza captioned the photo.
Souza posted his photo a few hours after Trump disinvited Curry from visiting the White House via Twitter. Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors were invited to visit as league champions. Curry’s inclination not to attend and his criticism of the president inspired Trump to personally and publicly uninvite him.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdraw!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
“I don’t want to go, ” Curry said on Friday. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief …( But) it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a somewhat short conversation.”
“That we don’t stand for basically what our President has … said and the things that he hasn’t said in the best time, that we won’t stand for it. And by acting and not running, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there. There are things you were supposed to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.
“[ Athletes are] all trying to do what we can. We’re employing our platforms, utilizing our opportunities to shed light on that, so that’s kind of where I stand on it. I don’t envision us not going to the White House is going to miraculously induce everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
Souza wasn’t the only one to shade Trump over his Warriors-related temper tantrum. Jemele Hill, the ESPN journalist that Trump tried to get fired, also had a scorching social media response to the president’s petty tweet.