Golden State Warriors to swap White House visit for trip to African-American History museum

The Golden State Warriors are planning to go to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture during their time in Washington, D.C., this week after President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE disinvited the NBA champions from the White House.

"The White House is a great honor, but there are other circumstances that we felt not comfortable going," all-star guard Klay Thompson told reporters Monday night, according to the New York Post.
 
"We're not going to politicize anything. We're just going to go hang out with some kids and take them to the African-American Museum and teach them things we learned along the way, life lessons, and hopefully give them some great memories."
 
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Trump publicly disinvited the team last year after star player Stephen Curry was quoted as saying he would likely avoid the visit if the team was invited to the White House to meet the president.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," Trump tweeted. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

The players are now planning other activities that "celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion" in lieu of a White House visit during their trip to Washington, the team said in a recent statement.

Last week, it was reported that the players would be attending a small event closed to the media with local D.C. children during their visit to the nation's capital.

The team is in D.C. this week for their game against the Washington Wizards Wednesday.

--This report was updated at 10:54 a.m.