Trump gives fast-food treatment to champ Baylor

Sylvia Fowles #34 of the Minnesota Lynx and Nneka Ogwumike #30 of the Los Angeles Sparks battle for position during the second quarter of Game One of the WNBA finals at Williams Arena

The Baylor women's basketball team become the first female team, and first professional or college basketball team, to be honored by President Donald Trump.

Baylor's visit will come three weeks after it won its third NCAA title with what Trump called at the time "an fantastic win", an 82-81 victory over Notre Dame.

Trump had come under scrutiny for never hosting a women's championship team in his over two years at the White House for their own individual event.

A noted lover of fast food, Trump reportedly served the players a spread of Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's and Wendy's, as he has for previous visiting teams. Several women's collegiate champions in nonrevenue sports visited the White House in November 2017, along with several men's teams, but the SC team that won the 2017 NCAA women's basketball title declined an offer to take part in that event.

Per Newsweek, Trump was quoted saying, "You know I love those short sleeves, such lovely arms", while brushing his own arm to demonstrate. She and the Lady Bears visited twice before, under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

He hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office - the team's third visit to the White House as national champions.


The most recent WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx in 2017 and the Seattle Storm in 2018, were not invited to the White House.

"The moment everyone's been waiting for", she captioned a short clip on her Instagram of the fast food at the White House, adding a crying-laughing emoji.

"I've been every time for every president", she told the AP earlier this month. "There's not even some salad or fruit to go along with this overheated, absolutely unfresh fast food". "It's not a political issue for me".

Dabo Sweeney, the Clemson coach, said his players loved the fast food.

"It was a thrilling victory that people will be talking about for many, many more years to come", Trump said.

Mulkey wanted her players to have the same experience. I want everyone to say they went to the White House.

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