Hank Aaron Hints He Wouldn’t Visit White House
"There's nobody there I want to see," says Atlanta Braves great.
Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron seemed to take a swing at the Trump Administration on Friday night.
At a ceremony for the Hank Aaron Champion Justice Awards in Atlanta, the former Braves outfielder said that he would not visit the White House if he were part of a championship-winning team today.
“There’s nobody there I want to see,” Aaron said at the awards, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter in attendance.
“I can understand where the players are coming from. I really do. I understand they have their own issues and things they feel conviction about. They have a right to that, and I probably would be the same way, there’s no question about it.”
His comments come at a time when President Trump has been very vocal at condemning athletes for taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality in black communities. He disinvited both the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors because of criticism from inside those locker rooms.
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