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.


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  • Cristian H.
    a day

    Yeah 911 never happened.. spend time caring on how they spend your money on McDonalds. Remember to go to sports events and vote they go hand in hand. They're pointless. Like curry and the warriors or Kobe's death the week before the super bowl... u "humans" make me laugh. We r at the time where we need to stop watch sports and participating so THEY can feel it... and if u ain't doing so remember the corona virus, when it goes away... lol.

  • Joseph V.
    a day

    And Trump wins again 💪

  • Shubham J.
    2 days

    Thats what left does make you feel good with their fake smile when everything is going south

  • Jose R.
    2 days

    Obama!! Miss you not this punk! ❤️💁🏼‍♀️

  • Mark P.
    2 days

    How the US could do with a smart and competent leader like Obama now. The maniac in office has the blood of 1000s on his hands and there will be an inquiry into his inactions once this is over.

  • Lonnie J.
    2 days

    45 BYE!!!!! 44 love you and miss you. Cool and chill at making America great. Unfortunately 45 has to try and make America what it was when you were there. He’s trying. But failing.

  • Matt M.
    2 days

    Lol that MacDonalds!

  • Bahram B.
    2 days

    When Obama is talking he is always sure of what he is talking about but Trump is like as if he said something only to put himself at the centre of every topic .

  • Carolina P.
    2 days

    The comparison worth more than thousands of words!!!!!

  • Staff M.
    2 days

    Obama I real love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Sabrina I.
    2 days

    nak tergelak la trump tu

  • Brikena K.
    2 days


  • Helbert O.
    2 days

    One was polite and politically correct. Never stepped out etiquette boundaries but let many jobs runs out overseas. The other is rude, harsh and name things when could avoid polemics, but always put American people interests first and brought prosperity and jobs back. Some like noble speechs, others need job and bread.

  • Bradley F.
    2 days


  • Anthony S.
    2 days

    From Craig Anderson ... Donald Trump truly has the most dangerous form of mental illness that you can find in a leader,” Gartner told KrassenCast. “He suffers from a personality disorder called malignant narcissism. Malignant narcissism was actually introduced by Erich Fromm, the famed psychoanalyst, who himself narrowly escaped the Nazis. Malignant narcissism was his attempt to explain the psychology of dictators like Hitler or Stalin or Mussolini.” Gartner told us that Malignant narcissism is a combination of 4 traits, which includes narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality disorder (the psychology of a criminal and someone who routinely lies) and sadism. The sadist aspects of Trump’s apparent mental illness, according is Gartner, means that “he is driven and gets intense pleasure from harming, humiliating, and degrading other people.”***Trump's sickness was startlingly evident in his interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer last Tuesday. Asked about his administration's coordination with the states, a basic function of the federal government and a critical one in a crisis moment, Trump's response displayed his typically transactional view of how things get done under his watch. "It's a two-way street," Trump childishly whined, "They have to treat us well, also. They can't say, 'Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that.'" That's been Trump's approach to working with others, especially those in need, from the start, a twisted outgrowth of the manipulation tactics he's used throughout his personal and professional life. As president, his self-interest and demands for personal loyalty always guide his decision making. At the depressingly dysfunctional level, that has meant a revolving door of White House staffers and administration appointees, including Jeff Sessions, who didn't satisfy Trump's insatiable ego enough to stay. At the lawbreaking level, it has meant his bald quid pro quo demand that Ukraine investigate a political rival in order to receive congressionally-mandated foreign aid and putting extreme restrictions on federal aid to Puerto Rico, seemingly in retaliation for how government officials there had criticized his handling of Hurricane Maria. But where Trump's pay-to-play expectations of Ukraine, despite the Senate's judgments, were unconstitutional, his praise-to-play demands of state governors while the health of the nation hangs in the balance are nothing short of unconscionable.

  • Baba G.
    3 days

    Time for state govenors to call in the National Guard and take control of all federal warehouses in their states and commandeer all supplies needed for the health, safety and well-being of their citizens in this time of crisis. It has become the people vs Trump and his profiteering cohorts.

  • Valino J.
    3 days

    Trump all day

  • Marcelo L.
    3 days

    Man I miss Obama. He was such a great president

  • Vinny S.
    3 days

    U r my msn

  • Samming T.
    3 days

    Obama is grt..then ever