Pro sports teams no longer staying at Trump hotels

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Trump'He continually offends people and so people don't want to stay at his hotel. It's pretty simple

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Trump'He continually offends people and so people don't want to stay at his hotel. It's pretty simple

The Washington Post reported Thursday that no team - out of 105 franchises responding to the survey across the four major sports leagues - confirmed that it stays at a Trump hotel on the road.

After Curry declared, "I don't want to go", Trump tweeted: 'Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.

Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and National Hockey League have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. Some of the teams chose not to stay at the hotels such as limited bus access, they told The Washington Post.

Still, it's not clear if teams' decisions to take their business away from Trump properties is explicitly due to the president's politics - numerous teams Farenthold interviewed declined to comment on the specifics of why they were going elsewhere. The remaining team, the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association, has not publicly stated whether they intend to keep patronizing the president's hotels during this season or not. Not a single team would confirm it was planning to stay at any Trump property hotels (18 teams did not respond).

Some of the teams that have left Trump hotels cited reasons outside politics.

The Milwaukee Bucks, according to the report, have stopped staying at Trump's hotel in Chicago.

On Wednesday, President Trump said former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should've been suspended for kneeling during the national anthem, his latest public foray into sports and the ongoing protests against racial inequality.

The Post report said that the Raptors were one of five teams who dropped the Trump SoHo from their travel plans this past summer.

"The president has repeatedly said he doesn't care about his business, he cares about the country", Sanders wrote the newspaper in an email.

After the presidential election, Bucks player Jabari Parker told Sporting News that he was "proud" to not stay at Trump's hotels. The trend started before Trump denounced football players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem.

"I don't support someone who endorses hate on other people", Parker said.

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