Big E Doesn't Expect A White House Invitation, But Would Turn It Down If Given

The New Day won't be going to the White House.

It's a tradition in many sports for the championship-winning team to visit The White House for a tour and photo opportunity with The President. That tradition has cooled over the past few years with certain players skipping out on the White House visit when Barack Obama was President and full teams turning down the invitation with Donald Trump in office. Speaking to Donagh Corby of Mirror Sport, Big E was asked if he and New Day would accept an invitation to the White House.

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"Obviously, we’re not a big fan of what’s going on with the administration, and I can’t say it’s something I’d be excited to do. So, I have no desire to go to the White House currently. We have a lot of problems in our country. It’s a beautiful country, and there is a lot to celebrate and applaud, but just a lot of the rhetoric that comes out of the White House is something that we’re not supportive of. I have no desire to go to The White House.”

Big E continued, “When there’s a man in the White House that we really respect, then I think there might be an opportunity to go. But, I don’t think there’s an invitation that’s going to be extended any time soon anyway. So I don’t think that’s really a concern.”

Wrestlers going to The White House after winning a WWE Title has never been a tradition, though Linda McMahon did serve in Donald Trump's cabinet and Trump has been part of multiple WrestleMania events. 

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