We reported previously on First Lady Jill Biden’s big comments made during her Monday visit to Denver.
Recall, Biden stated in her remarks that “I know we will have the champions arrive at the White House, as we always do.” We hope LSU will be there. You know what, Joe, I think Iowa should also come because they played such an excellent game.”
This set many people off, and not just LSU fans, considering that the tradition is for college and pro-sports championship winners to get invited to the White House. Not the losing teams. Jill Biden is trying to set a standard, so maybe 60+ teams should be invited to the White House.
Angel Reese from LSU, one of the top players at the women’s championship, tweeted with laughter emojis, that Biden’s invitation was “A Joke” and that he was invoking “white privilege” by inviting the losing team. LSU has a lot more white players than LSU.
The First Lady’s Office responded to the backlash by posting a statement to Twitter Tuesday.
Vanessa Valdivia, Jill Biden’s press representative, wrote that “The First Lady enjoyed watching the NCAA women’s basketball championship game together with young student athletes and admirs how women have advanced in sport since the passing Title IX.”
Valdivia added that her comments in Colorado were meant to be applauding the historic game and all female athletes in another tweet. She looks forward to celebrating LSU Tigers’ win at the White House.
Valdivia’s comments didn’t seem to be able to placate the woke mob. They clapped back with comments such as this:
Your crafted statements are not welcome at our office. She meant what she said! She must own what she has said and not rehash it.
She should get up on the mic and cheer for the #LSU team’s achievements with the same enthusiasm she used to coddle the white girl who lost.
This is what we call crawfishing in Louisiana.
My colleague Nick Arama suggested that Jill Biden thought inviting Iowa was a good idea. This is based on the high importance Iowa primaries have for Democrats.
After the controversy over Reese flashing Clark “you can’t see me” signs at the end, I thought Biden might be trying to “Beer Summit” Reese or Iowa star player Caitlin Clark.
Whatever the case, I don’t have a single sympathy for Jill Biden’s comments. This is despite the fact that the White House insists on being awake, even though it may come at the cost of other people’s safety and security.
Similar to my previous point, Jill Biden’s talk about “how far” female athletes came since Title IX is quite rich considering that her powerful husband supports changing Title IX to allow males who identify as women to participate in sporting events and win.
Jill Biden is, of course on the same wavelength. She presented the International Women of Courage award in March to… transgender women.
Jill Biden, in other words, “supports” Title IX theoretically… but not in practice.