Britt McHenry explained her stance on Instagram.
After getting in a feud with Kevin Durant on Twitter earlier today, Britt McHenry further explained her stance, this time on Instagram.
Let’s back up a bit though first for some context. On Thursday, Durant told Chris Haynes on ESPN that he would not be taking the customary trip to the White House if invited by President Donald Trump.
“I don’t respect who’s in office right now […] I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” the NBA Finals MVP said.
Then this morning, this interaction happened between the Finals MVP and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry:
boo hoo. Sad story…..keep tellin me more ?
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 18, 2017
It’s unclear if McHenry was directly referencing Durant, but it’s pretty likely, and Durant obviously felt that need to fire back.
So that all went down earlier today, which now brings us to this:
Listen, I realize our country is divided right now. That's why I think athletes who are loved and admired by many, should accept an invitation to the White House. They should meet with those they strongly disagree with, express their concerns, and more importantly, be an example for our society that despite growing tension, we can find a way to come together. There is no "support for Trump," in this belief. I love this country and admire the highest office in this land, despite personal beliefs of who should or shouldn't hold it. For the next 3 years, we need to find a way to coexist. If our military members can take orders and put their lives on the line for their Commander-in-Chief, the least a superstar athlete can do is meet with them eye-to-eye and express their viewpoint. Yes, I felt the same way about previous athletes skipping the White House. I'm never going to back down in saying what I believe, and neither should any of you. ??
It’s worth noting that the Golden State Warriors have not formally been invited to the White House, and it’s unclear if they will be.
We’ll update this post if Durant responds.