The Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Warriors' Stephen Curry both separately stated that should their team win the championship, they will not visit the White House.
Trump had written on Twitter, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".
"I'm pretty sure the way we handled things past year, (we will) kinda stay consistent with that", Curry said Tuesday when asked whether the Warriors would skip the visit should they win this time.
"If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth".
Much of the Trump administration repeatedly argued that the tariffs will encourage other countries to lower their trade barriers on USA goods, thereby boosting the economy.
"I think as long as he is in office, the communication and things like that are going to continue to happen", James said.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said nothing in his G7 news conference that he has not said before to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said a few weeks ago that the nations are "nowhere near close to a deal".
Earlier this week, members of both National Basketball Association teams - and especially James - ripped Trump over his decision to disinvite the NFL's Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going", James said, according to ESPN, which wrote that the remark was made in an off-day news conference before game 3.
"It's typical of him", James said of Trump.
Mr. Trump earlier praised the Capitals in a post on Twitter, citing Alex Ovechkin, the team's Russian-born star, who previous year started what he called a "social movement" called PutinTeam to support Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to go anyway", said James. "There is a lot of things we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he is for".
"I think it's laughable at this point", he said. Trump quickly scheduled the event with military bands after cancelling a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles as he stoked fresh controversy over players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.
"I agree with Bron", Curry said.
He also said that winning a championship is much bigger than getting invited to the White House, "especially with him in it".
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