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WNBA champ: No to Trump, White House visit, yes to ‘Ellen’ show

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Rebekkah Brunson recently shared her thoughts on potentially visiting the White House after helping Minnesota win the 2017 WNBA Championship.

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Traditionally, whenever a team wins a championship, they are invited to celebrate at the White House with the President. Lately, there has been a dialogue of South Carolina not being invited still despite winning in April, and Dawn Staley going on record to say she is “over” discussing the visit.

But now the White House invitation is switching to the professional level since Minnesota was crowned the 2017 WNBA Champions on Wednesday. Friday (Oct. 6) five-time champ Rebekkah Brunson told the Washington Post her initial thoughts when addressing potentially visiting the White House.

“We’re Team Get-on-‘Ellen.’ If we can make that happen, then we’re goers.”

The “Ellen” Brunson is referring to is Ellen Degeneres, a well-known talk show host. As of now, Brunson is letting it be known she would rather visit Ellen’s set than the nation’s capital.

Brunson further elaborated if an invitation is indeed sent to visit, Minnesota would have a discussion about it but, was not sure if she would go.

“Personally, I don’t feel like he is someone who I have a lot in common with. I don’t think I would go,” Brunson told the Washington Post. “Honestly. That’s just me, I don’t know, as a team, I feel like that’s something that we would have to discuss, but I don’t feel like he stands for the things that we represent as an organization.”