Jill Biden stepped in it big time with comments she made during a Monday visit to Denver. In her remarks, Biden said, “I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do. So, we hope LSU will come. But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.” Understandably, this set a lot of people off and, not just LSU fans, considering the standing tradition is for the winners of college and pro sports championship events to get to be the ones invited to the White House, not the teams who lose.
In response to the backlash, the First Lady’s office attempted to walk back her comments via a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday. However, many on the right see this as another example of the Biden administration’s attempt to normalize the left’s identity politics and double standards. After all, this is the same administration that has been trying to alter Title IX to allow men who identify as women to compete in their sporting events and win.
Caitlin Clark, the 21–year–old Iowa star, spoke to ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap about the controversy surrounding Angel Reese’s “You can’t see me” hand gesture. When asked if she was bothered by Reese’s taunting, Clark said that she has not been on social media since Iowa’s national championship game loss and had not seen the gesture.
LSU player Angel Reese, one of the standout players of the women’s championship game, tweeted along with laughing emojis that Biden’s invite was “A JOKE.” Others implied or outright stated that Biden was more or less attempting to use her “white privilege” to give preferential treatment to the losing team, which has a lot of white players in contrast to LSU.
This is not a time for identity politics, it is a time for celebrating the hard work and dedication of the winning team.
Unc Shannon sharpe sounds off on Jill Biden & said she needs to sit down after she said she wanted both Iowa & LSU to go to the White House pic.twitter.com/e28xlZf4LL
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) April 4, 2023
Apparently after the dust-up, the White House must have raised a stink and Angel Reece for all the cameras to see hugged Jill Biden.