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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  • Nick S.
    2 days

    Saying trumps a good president is like saying he's a moral man sleeps with porn star lies about it lies about most of what he says he's a narcissist a bully insults people doesn't like facts or being told he's wrong hense why he doesn't like media self absorbed all about him the list goes on and on

  • Russ K.
    2 days

    This is as dumb as the Chevy Ford

  • Saikin B.
    2 days


  • Christopher C.
    2 days

    Health care with pre existing conditions, Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accord , Auto bailout with money paid back with . Killed bin Laden, fixed the economy , BP clean up, and more . Even tho I’m his last 5 years in office Mitch McConnell and the senate vetoed every bill Obama put out even bills the senate liked .

  • Eddie S.
    2 days

    Unfair. You can't swap wit with an unarmed opponent.

  • Valerie R.
    2 days

    No contest. Obama wins hands down.

  • Moose P.
    2 days

    No comparison Obama is more of athletic than Trump agreed?

  • David S.
    2 days

    Obama had class 45 needed to have had class or been in class instead of riding around with Daddy learning how you switch it there renters .

  • Dave C.
    3 days

    One is smooth and cool. The other is trying to act and reading. We won’t go into morals and egotism and stuff like that. History will tell the tale well, unless we’re all dead.

  • Emeka L.
    3 days

    I go for Trump, he doesn't do eye service. Trump is the real man

  • Matthew H.
    3 days

    Obama was the greatest talker and Trump is the greatest doer.

  • Rob S.
    3 days

    Oboma has zero class.

  • Muhammad M.
    3 days

    Both are terrorists President of US bloddy enemy of Muslims k Country

  • Jose P.
    4 days

    Obama cannot tell jokes and has that phony look and Trump is very serious about honoring the American athletes and can tell jokes.

  • Dominic Z.
    4 days

    erstes Video 😂👍🏼

  • Steve S.
    4 days

    Class v Crass. There's only one winner.

  • Dory S.
    4 days

    Dafaq is Trump doing???

  • Shayne A.
    4 days

    Everyone is different, I prefer the high end, billion air style, so my vote is with the man the D with the T. Billions and billions and billion and billions....

  • Chris D.
    4 days

    F Them sports players give the awards to some teachers or someone who’s making a difference in someone’s life

  • Jigar P.
    4 days

    I respect both off them