The Pittsburgh Penguins were eerily quiet about their visit to Trump's White House

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:49:52 AM. The Pittsburgh Penguins did not promote much from their trip to visit Trump's White House to commemorate their Stanley Cup victory from earlier this year.
Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins did not promote much from their trip to President Donald Trump's White House on Tuesday to commemorate their Stanley Cup victory from earlier this year. A quick scan of the team's Twitter and Instagram feeds found no posts or photos from the event. On Facebook, the team posted one photo of several players standing in the White House Green Room. That same photo was posted as a media release on the team's official website. That was a stark contrast from the team's visit just one year prior, when the Penguins visited the White House to commemorate their 2016 championship. For example, the Penguins' official Twitter account posted seven tweets from the event. The Penguins participation in the ceremony was a controversy in and of itself after the team announced it was still going to attend after Trump's controversial comments aimed at NFL and NBA players. "The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House," the team said in a statement following Trump's comments late last month on NFL players who protested during the national anthem and his uninviting of NBA star Stephen Curry from visiting the White House with the NBA's Golden State Warriors championship team. "We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships — touring the historic building and visiting briefly with...Read more
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