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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.

Jokes

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.

MAGA Hat

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.

Food

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.

Brut.

12/15/2019 12:58 PM
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2230 comments

  • Dave D.
    3 days

    Obummer sold out our country.

  • Terry H.
    3 days

    You trmp dummies are pathetic.smell ya later

  • Michael W.
    4 days

    Why do these people who make all this money & play a game, even get these honors; when Teachers, Nurses, & Soldiers rarely get appreciated. 😔

  • Chris W.
    4 days

    One is class the other 🤮

  • El M.
    5 days

    They honestly both did well

  • Joanne R.
    5 days

    Trump is worthy of nothing

  • Patrick B.
    6 days

    Obama? Lmao

  • Iban G.
    6 days

    Trump only jokes about the disabled , coronavirus, our veterans 🇺🇸 , and racist jokes ? 😞

  • Eze G.
    6 days

    There you go again.

  • Hoàng P.
    6 days

    Obama is a genius of using his speech. pres Trump, on the other hand, is great in his emotion and heart

  • Melody R.
    6 days

    Trump 2020 🇺🇸

  • Thuy L.
    6 days

    TTRUMP number one!!!

  • Pradeep E.
    6 days

    Obama my hero

  • James S.
    6 days

    Who thinks trump will be reelected thumbs up for yes frown for no

  • Tyler Y.
    7 days

    Obama was nothing but a clown

  • Will P.
    7 days

    Donald J. Trump is a goof

  • Adrian P.
    06/28/2020 11:23

    Of course

  • Carmel B.
    06/27/2020 10:54

    Obama has class.

  • Miguel P.
    06/26/2020 21:29

    Ambos tienen personalidades distintas! Pero uno fue muy perverso con los niños no nacidos, debilitó a la institución más importante llamada familia, fortaleció a los terroristas musulmanes y lo peor en su gobierno expulsó la mayor cantidad de latinos, pero lo ven como un angelito. Quién será?

  • Angel S.
    06/26/2020 21:07

    K dise ai no se inglés