After members of the LSU Tigers met with President Donald Trump at the White House this Friday, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow seemingly pushed back on criticism from anti-Trump obsessed liberal Democrats upset over the visit.
“He showed so much love to everyone on our team,” Burrow told reporters during a post-meeting presser. “I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat — I don’t care about politics at all — that was an awesome experience for everybody.”
Joe Burrow on Trump: “He showed so much love to everyone on our team. I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, don’t care about politics at all, that was an awesome experience for everybody.”
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) January 17, 2020
Suffice it to say, the age-old ethos of sportsmanship and camaraderie ought to take precedence over political bickering, he seemed to argue.
In response, some members of the liberal left rudely lashed out at Burrow, because in their seemingly deranged world, everything centers on the maxim #OrangeManBad.
“Burrow might get a seat in the Trump administration with all that a– kissing,” angrily wrote a Twitter user whose feed appeared to be both a shrine to former President Barack Hussein Obama and a compilation of the current president’s alleged crimes.
Others followed suit with their own hateful barbs.
Look (*Language warning):
Burrow might get a seat in the Trump administration with all that ass kissing.
— Rich (@H3i9htM3N) January 17, 2020
Nothing like showing a bunch of dudes what it’s like to fail upward in life. @LSUfootball should be ashamed of themselves for showing up.
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) January 17, 2020
— Jodie (@Jodie_H87) January 17, 2020
I’m glad you left OSU Burrow, you suck! https://t.co/4QJdZhv0Fx
— Gabe Gurwin (@GamingAngelGabe) January 17, 2020
“I’m just a future billionaire I don’t have time for all these ‘issues’ you poors have.” https://t.co/8cthAfmNml
— Chuck (@SmarmyJerkface) January 17, 2020
fuck lsu. treasonous misogynistic white supremacy embracing cowards. fuck joe burrow. i hope only the worst for the coward.
— Be Courageous (@DoNotBeFearful) January 18, 2020
Sounds about white.
When you can steep in the privilege you are provided you have no care at all. https://t.co/iYHFdbz6C5
— Kylie not Jenner (@PeacedeResist86) January 17, 2020
“When you can steep in the privilege you are provided you have no care at all,” the latter Twitter user wrote.
Care about what exactly? The victims of illegal alien crime? The victims of Obama’s campus kangaroo courts? The victims of America’s opioid epidemic? The victims of racism and discrimination? The victims of unnaturally high prescription drug prices?
In his own statement to reporters made after Friday’s meeting with the president, LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron added that none of his players boycotted the meeting, though some reportedly stayed back to continue their training.
Coach O tells me no LSU players or coaches boycotted today’s White House visit “that I know of.” Said some players stayed back to continue training. pic.twitter.com/Pb3UbwEBgW
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) January 17, 2020
He also praised the president for his extensive knowledge of football.
The meeting Friday between the LSU Tigers and the president was prompted by the team’s stunning performance in the NCAA this season — and particularly this week.
“Louisiana State University, led by its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, capped a perfect season defeating Clemson in a 42-25 game for the College Football Playoff National Championship,” NPR reported Tuesday.
And pivotal to the team’s victory was Burrow.
“Early on, defending champs Clemson, going in with a 29-game winning streak, managed a 10-point lead over LSU, a team hungry for its first title victory since 2007,” NPR noted.
“But LSU stormed back and Burrow showed why he is the best player in college football, cleaving Clemson’s rock-solid defense with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a record of 463 yards on 31 of 49 passes.”
Watch some of his performance below:
Clemson just got Moss’d.
Joe Burrow delivers his 3rd TD pass of the night, this one to Thaddeus Moss.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) January 14, 2020
And FYI, both the president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, attended the game — and to much, much, much fanfare.
Watch the Crowd at the LSU vs Clemson National Title Game Explode in Cheers as President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wall onto the field! pic.twitter.com/1BgtKFG1Ke
— Matt Couch ? (@RealMattCouch) January 14, 2020
After the victory, Trump invited the team to the White House for a scheduled visit, and unlike less gracious sports teams, the Tigers not only accepted the offer but even went on to present the president with a gift during their meeting Friday.
LSU Quarterback @Joe_Burrow10 speaks at the White House and presents President Trump with a jersey.
TRUMP: “I thought he was going to give me the Heisman Trophy.” pic.twitter.com/0OeluUeTBG
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2020
Those sane, non-hateful Americans who appreciate the importance of sportsmanship and camaraderie — particularly at a time of such political partisanship — have been quick to shower the team with praise for the incredible amount of class and dignity that’s been displayed this week.
LSU Tigers Didn’t only prove that they were the best team ever in college Football. They also show class and respect. Geaux Tigers pic.twitter.com/zcRxHPLC3x
— Robert (@bobnoxiius) January 17, 2020
@LSUfootball I enjoyed seeing the LSU team in the White House today. Thank you for being such a class act. I dont follow college football but I’m now a big fan. Congratulations on your big win.
— Truck nation-Text Trump to 88022 (@trucknation13) January 18, 2020
@LSUfootball has continuously conducted itself with class. Statistically, at least 50% probably aren’t 45 fans, but I saw not a single one behave disrespectfully. They showed up as one team + took in the magnitude of the moment. Rest of the country could learn a lot from them. https://t.co/9CbRzb2L6y
— April Fontenot (@aprilnicole_ww) January 18, 2020
One team one heartbeat they all have conducted there selfs with nothing but class. Others could learn a lot from this group this trip to the White House had nothing to do with politics.
— Hillie WD4L (@hvlsutigers) January 18, 2020
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