Baylor women would welcome White House invitation, Kim Mulkey says

The Baylor women’s basketball group would welcome an invitation from President Donald Trump to go to the White House after profitable the nationwide championship Sunday.

Coach Kim Mulkey revealed on the WNBA draft Wednesday night time time that she would make the journey, if invited. There hasn’t been a women’s college basketball champion invited to the White House beneath Trump.

“I’ve been every time for every president,” she instructed the Associated Press . “It’s not a political issue for me. It’s an honor to go to the White House. I want everyone to say they went to the White House. Not many people can say that. I hope [the] Virginia men go and I can meet [coach] Tony Bennett.”

Mulkey has been to the White House twice sooner than. She visited in 2005 when the Lady Bears defeated Michigan State and as soon as extra in 2012 when Baylor topped Notre Dame. She indicated the go to would not be a political decision.

“We were honored when President Bush was in the office. We were honored when Barack Obama was in the office. We’d be honored if Donald Trump invited us. With politics aside, we should go to say we went to the White House.”

After the Lady Bears’ 82-81 victory over Notre Dame, Trump tweeted out his congratulations to Baylor.

He wrote: “Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing win last night against Notre Dame to become the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions!”

White House visits for championship profitable teams have been the subject of controversy ever since President Trump took office in 2017.

Last yr, Warriors star Stephen Curry publicly acknowledged he would flip down a suggestion to go to the White House after his group gained the NBA Championship, essential Trump to withdraw his present via Twitter.

And in January, the President acquired right here beneath fireplace after he catered fast meals from McDonald’s for the Clemson Tigers nationwide championship soccer group’s go to.

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