As he points out, Trump has not yet had an event in honor of a female team.
WNBA troops were often invited to the White House under the administrations of Obama, Bush and Clinton. The NCAA Women's Basketball Championships have visited the White House in the previous five administrations. But the Trump administration does not yet have to accept a women's league team in the White House, except for a November 2017 event that honors several NCAA championship teams.
Women in the White House were present at the event, including the University of Maryland women's lacrosse team, the University of Utah co-authoring team, the West Virginia University rifle team, the McKendree University women's bowling team, the University of Washington women's rowing team, the Oklahoma University softball and Penn State Women's Rugby Team.
But The Washington Post reports that the last two WNBA champions – the 2017 Minnesota Lynx and the 2018 Seattle storm – were not invited to the White House and the Notre Dame 2018 Women's Basketball Team .
The White House did not respond to CNN's request to comment on the Washington Post's report and did not answer the question whether invitations to individual events were extended to all women's league teams at college or professional level.
During his presidency, Trump held several male athletes, a tradition that gained momentum during the Reagan administration, by post. Clemson and Alabama men's football teams were respected, in 2017 the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the Stanley Cup winner Washington Capitals hockey team and the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series champion Martin Truex.
Trump seemed to acknowledge on Monday that it was unusual to invite the team to the White House.
Pointing to the North Dakota Congress delegation, Trump said, "The two great senators and a few others – but these two guys really said," Can this be done for this team? "And I said – you know, I checked your league game. They deserve it. They really deserve it. You're special."
The controversial political decision to the White House for some invited teams during the Trump administration.
"The Philadelphia Eagles can't get into the White House with their entire team to celebrate them tomorrow," said Trump in a statement. "They disagree with their president because they insist on proudly respecting the national anthem, the heart, the great people and officers of our country. at the event, they deserve better. "
And the NBA champion Golden State Warriors rejected the president's invitation to visit the White House after winning the 2017 championship.
Individual players have rejected these invitations in the past – the Boston Bruins guitarist Tim Thomas refused to visit the White House in 2012 with President Barack Obama's policy disagreement.