When the Golden State Warriors visit Washington, D.C., in February to celebrate their 2017 NBA Finals victory, they won’t be welcomed by President Trump, but no worries. There’s another elected leader in the nation’s capital who is more than happy to show them around.
On Saturday, shortly after the Warriors announced they’d be skipping the traditional White House visit after Trump uninvited star Stephen Curry and his teammates on Twitter, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stepped up to the plate to salvage the team’s visit — as long as the Warriors lose to the Washington Wizards
“We are Washington, DC. We are proud to be our nation’s capital. We welcome over 20 million visitors a year. Whether you’re here to work, play, practice your First Amendment rights, or lose to our Wizards, we welcome all to visit our museums, our monuments, our restaurants, and our thriving neighborhoods if they do so peacefully and respectfully,” Bowser said in a statement posted to social media. “While you’re here, Warriors, we are happy to identify ways for you to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — what we call DC values. And if anyone ever tells you that you cannot come to DC, tell them Muriel Bowser invited you.
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