Joe Biden got the most votes ever of any presidential candidate.
But his record-low approval numbers suggest he is far from popular.
And Biden just got snubbed by one championship-winning football team.
It’s become customary for championship-winning sports teams to receive an invitation to visit the White House.
Of course, during the Trump years, the White House visit became controversial as sports media outlets attempted to shame teams into not attending.
Rejecting an invitation was celebrated as resistance to the Trump presidency.
But it appears Biden has fumbled his own White House visit from college football champions, the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs won the championship last year but did not visit the White House due to COVID restrictions.
And now they can’t attend this year after the Biden White House delayed in inviting the team.
In fact, a coalition of both Democrat and Republican politicians in the state of Georgia had to submit a letter imploring the White House to invite the team.
The Georgia coalition wrote in its letter, “We write to request you host the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) College Football Playoff National Champions, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, for a White House ceremony at your earliest convenience…The Georgia Bulldogs, led by head coach Kirby Smart, completed a historic season in which they accomplished a 15-0 record and won their second national championship in the same number of years…For years, the college football national champion has had the high honor of being hosted, by the President, at the White House…It is our hope that this repeat championship team can join the many teams prior that have been honored by the President.”
The letter was submitted on January 23rd.
The White House finally sent an invitation on May 3rd requesting they visit on June 12th, but because that date conflicts with summer school and summer workouts, the Bulldogs had to decline.
The Bulldogs wrote in a statement, “The University of Georgia first received on May 3 an invitation for the Bulldog football team to visit the White House on June 12…Unfortunately, the date suggested is not feasible given the student-athlete calendar and time of year.”
Fumbling a visit from the defending champions is a bad look for an administration that prides itself on supposedly being buttoned-up.
The Biden White House cannot even coordinate a championship team visit properly, even from such a politically important state.
Sports was one of the many aspects of American society that became politicized by the left.
When the World Series-winning Houston Astros visited the White House in 2018, The Sporting News took a still-photo of World Series MVP Jose Altuve with a stern look on his face, suggesting he was glowering at Trump.
However, Altuve shot down that narrative.
“The president was talking…What do you want me to do? I was just standing there listening. It was an honor to be there. If I didn’t want to go, I just wouldn’t go…I’m [standing] behind the president, probably one of the most important guys in the world. I can’t be laughing or doing stupid things while he’s talking. I need to listen,” Altuve said.
Thanks to the left, a White House visit can longer simply be a White House visit.