According to the NY Post the recently crowned national champion following LSU’s 102-85 win over Iowa on Sunday responded to the first lady’s wish to have both the Lady Tigers and Hawkeyes visit the presidential quarters with two words and a bevy of laughing emojis.
“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do,” Biden said Monday in Denver, a day after seeing Reese and LSU’s win at American Airlines Center in Dallas in person. “So, we hope LSU will come. But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.”
“A JOKE,” Reese wrote in a quote-tweet of an ESPN story about Biden’s remarks, adding three rolling-on-the-floor-laughing emoji.
🤣🤣🤣A JOKE. https://t.co/9SiOKQNqbj
— Angel Reese (@Reese10Angel) April 3, 2023
It is not known if President Joe Biden will invite Iowa to the White House, though losing teams typically don’t get to tag along.
Reese has been at the center of much of the post-NCAA title discussion after she taunted Iowa’s Caitlin Clark toward the end of the game, waving her hand across her face a la John Cena’s “You can’t see me” move.
Clark had done the same against Louisville in the Hawkeye’s Elite Eight win.
Reese has since defended herself against the criticism.
.@Reese10Angel spoke handling the criticism she’s received:
“I want to take on that role of being the Black woman that’s going to stand up for the girls that may not have a voice. … I don’t care what anybody has to say about me. I love who I am. … I’m authentically me.” pic.twitter.com/RJOyFR3xBz
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 3, 2023
“I’ve been dealing with it since high school, so it’s obviously not new for me,” she told ESPN’s Malika Andrew on “NBA Today” on Monday. “It just is what it is and I accept it, and I want to take on that role of being the black woman that’s gonna stand up for the girls that may not have a voice.”
“I’m happy I can be the role model and the person that everyone looks up to, and the one that can say those things that other people may want to say. So, I’m just happy right now.”
Reese scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds in the big win — a game Biden seemed genuinely appreciative to have seen.
“It was so exciting, wasn’t it?” she said. “It was such a great game. I’m old enough that I remember when we got Title IX. We fought so hard, right? We fought so hard. And look at where women’s sports have come today.”
Jill Biden’s press secretary spoke out about the White Houses’ remarks clarifying that her comments in Colorado were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes.
She looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House.
Her comments in Colorado were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes. She looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House.
— Vanessa Valdivia (@vvaldivia46) April 4, 2023
Twitter isnt buying it!
Dis lady at this WHITE HOUSE BOUT TO MAKE ME DOG HER ASS OUT ‼️ mama don’t call my phone cause she wrong
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) April 4, 2023
Dear @FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden —
I admire you wanting to welcome both LSU and Iowa women basketball teams to the White House after their record-breaking championship game. However, winners *only* should have the luxury of being invited to the White House.https://t.co/CqQAUUsfFv
— Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@flywithkamala) April 3, 2023
‘WE NOT COMING. period.’ Reese said. https://t.co/MCoA3w7jLW
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) April 4, 2023
With all due respect @FLOTUS why should the losing team be invited with the winners? The WH doesn’t invite the losing football, basketball or hockey teams, so why invite the losing IA players? LSU shouldn’t have to share the spotlight with the losing team. https://t.co/oTsWasI95y
— Ms. Tonya💜BlackWoman🖤 (@TonyaA6) April 3, 2023
Unfortunately @FLOTUS made a mistake. But the doubling down on the mistake is why someone in her office should lose their job. The context and subtext is IMPORTANT here. This is not the move the admin should take nor consider. LSU deserves all the accolades befitting a winner.
— Natasha Nicole (@natashasweeting) April 4, 2023
The First Lady @FLOTUS is getting cooked because she thought it would be a good idea to invite the losers #Iowa simultaneously with the winners #LSU. That’s the equivalent of inviting the #ConfederateSnowflakes with the North for participation trophies. pic.twitter.com/S33ZvyTEdR
— #TheResistance (@BoneKnightmare) April 4, 2023
LSU players and local leaders are chiming in on FLOTUS’ invite to both teams after LSU WON the championship. @Reese10Angel @AlexisMorrisWBB pic.twitter.com/fxg0yxHLJ9
— wdsu (@wdsu) April 4, 2023
When LSU see @FLOTUS and Iowa at the White House #LSUChampions pic.twitter.com/eNqAHkqhBz
— Professor X (@AntTheKing) April 4, 2023
@FLOTUS Don’t ruin this celebration for LSU. Because if you do this you will never recover our respect. This was the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Not a PEE WEE game. We want to believe you understand the importance of this moment. pic.twitter.com/sVXzYqkj1Y
— HoneyGalore (@HoneyGa_lore) April 4, 2023
@FLOTUS This is not a good look. Black women got you in the White House. No other runner up has ever been invited. If Iowa would have won, would you have invited LSU? @KimMulkey should decline.
— Hope Oliver (@mshope65) April 4, 2023
It’s not mixed reactions. It’s derision at @flotus decision to essentially minimize the actual achievements of @lsu because she can’t deal with her own discomfort
She’s basically penalizing Angel Reese and her team for being racially targeted https://t.co/MD6zlGk14N
— 🗽Sydette Cosmic Dreaded Gorgon Clydesdale🇬🇾 (@Blackamazon) April 4, 2023
“Awww, @FLOTUS. Sweetheart, I know you mean well. But, baby, this ain’t it! Invite LSU to the White House and send Iowa a heartfelt letter.” pic.twitter.com/ISHXAPg9A7
— Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@flywithkamala) April 4, 2023
shut your dumb ass up leave angel reese alone.
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 3, 2023