One of the many honors of becoming a world champion in the United States of America is having the opportunity to visit the White House. In a morning news conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the Kansas City Chiefs had been formally invited to the White House after their Super Bowl LIV win and would be visiting soon.
“By the way, your Super Bowl champions are coming, I think next week,” Trump said. “Soon. Very soon. And every one of them wants to be here. And the coach loves us. The coach is great. Andy Reid.
Reid was asked in his postgame press conference if he’d go to the White House. He was still processing his first Super Bowl victory and hadn’t even really thought about it yet.
“I mean, I’ll be there,” Reid said. “I’ll be there. If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor, I think.”
“That would be great to go to the White House,” WR Tyreek Hill told the Kansas City Star. “I’ve never been to D.C., so that would be great.”
DE Frank Clark is among the conflicted players, and when asked he could not commit to making the trip with his teammates.
“It’s a lot of stuff going on surrounding the White House and stuff like that,” Clark said to the Star. “I know historically… that’s something you do as a Super Bowl champion. But we’ll see, man. It’s a lot of mixed emotions about stuff going on there. We’ll see.”