Obama vs. Trump: Athletes at the White House

This is how two very different presidents honor the country's most accomplished athletes. Notice anything? 😂

Athletes passing on visiting the White House is not a new trend

Trump vs Obama: When sports champions visit the White House. Winners of the championship sports teams traditionally get an invite to the White House. But it's an invitation that not all accept, and each visit goes down differently.


President Obama gave the New England Patriots a hard time about the “Deflategate” scandal. "I usually tell jokes at these events, but I was worried 11 of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama joked during a ceremony honoring the Patriots' Super Bowl title on the South Lawn. The crowd let out a noticeable grunt at the president's jab.


Trump called Suzuki to the podium during the ceremony and the 36-year-old put on the red hat, which appeared to be autographed. Trump then hugged Suzuki from behind as Suzuki told the crowd: "I love you all. I love you all. Thank you." Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki says he was "just trying to have some fun" wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat at the team's World Series championship ceremony at the White House with President Donald Trump.

Historic Accolades

President Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billie Jean King, known for winning the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, and championing gender equality issues, during ceremonies at the White House in Washington.

Alliances tested

Even maintaining a friendship with president Trump has been tricky for some athletes. In a rare evening event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Trump recounted Woods’s golfing career for more than 15 minutes to a crowd that included Cabinet secretaries, senators and top White House staff despite liberal pundit backlash.


How the administrations use food to unify communities and bridge the divide with other cultures couldn’t be any more different. The New York Times reported that while Obama's White House often featured local chefs, the Trump administration no longer prioritizes that effort and orders fast food regularly for his guests as well as his own personal diet.


12/15/2019 12:58 PM


  • Paul U.
    2 days

    I'll take brutal honesty over smooth-talkin any day

  • Bryan B.
    2 days

    Obama is a Satanist paedophile!

  • Arnie W.
    2 days

    You have two presidents… Each with a giant ego. Each different personalities and I would vote for Obama in a beauty contest, personality contest etc. and Trump for everything that matters as far as what a president does. President Trump accomplished more in 3 1/2 years than Obama did in eight years… Promises made promises kept

  • Sammy J.
    3 days

    Trump reading off the paper just staring down idiot

  • Mary-Louise M.
    4 days

    As a Canadian and a citizen of this world I truly missed Obama. There's no comparison between Trump and Obama. Obama is the epitome of a decent human being who was truly worthy of being president of the United States unlike the doofus that's in house now. And I hope many Americans are smart in choosing and voting for the next appropriate president which is Biden.

  • Juan-Pablo C.
    5 days

    What a downgrade Trump has been.

  • Susan B.
    6 days

    Obama had charisma, and is an athlete. Trump has zero personality, pushes junk food, and gets no response....Obama is also more articulate and intelligent...Everything Trump does is forced and uncomfortable! He’s inept with interacting with people because HE has to be the “center of attention!”

  • Michael A.
    6 days

    Respect goes a long way.

  • Sharon N.
    09/22/2020 06:43

    Wow Trump gave him the honor the wife cheating home wrecker i can see it from the giant pig trump is

  • Case B.
    09/21/2020 22:31

    I miss Obama...

  • Elaine J.
    09/21/2020 21:43


  • David T.
    09/21/2020 11:15

    Need we say anything but one is loved throughout the world the other one isn’t.

  • Robinson M.
    09/21/2020 10:24

    Obama was a good builder,trump was a destroyer.

  • Aung
    09/20/2020 23:48


  • Charles W.
    09/20/2020 23:12

    Trump 2020 draining the swamp Obama started

  • Garett M.
    09/20/2020 23:09

    Trump 2020

  • Jerry H.
    09/20/2020 17:59

    All you have to do is google trumps achievements and you will clearly see what a fantastic president he is, truly amazing really 👍

  • Keith M.
    09/20/2020 12:46

    The real President and the you have a baffling babbling buffoon, Trump is just a me me look at me man, a man of twisted truth and lies against a real man in President Obama. A fool and a clown in Trump a man and a real President in Obama

  • Micheal B.
    09/20/2020 08:35

    Trump pardoned jack Johnson nothing obuma did can compare game over loser

  • Charnita D.
    09/20/2020 04:21

    This man wants to be like Obama so bad..that’s why he can’t stand man

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