Love them or hate them, the UNC Tar Heels are missing out on a chance to visit the White House and celebrate their 2017 national championship with President Donald Trump.
UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner had said the team was willing to visit the White House but the dates they were given for the trip couldn’t fit into the Tar Heels calendar.
When news of the decision by UNC to pass on a trip to Washington began filtering out onto Twitter, many supported the Tar Heels’ decision.
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Earlier on Saturday, President Trump tweeted that the Golden State Warriors were no longer invited to the White House. Trump said hesitation by Stephen Curry to make the visit to Washington was the reason for the invitation being pulled.
UNC defeated Gonzaga in April to win its latest national title. They last visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited after winning the NCAA title in 2005.