Trump Calls Stanley Cup Champion Penguins ‘Incredible Patriots’


President Donald Trump welcomed the 2016 NHL Stanley Cups winners the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House Tuesday, calling them "incredible patriots."

Alongside their Cup win, Trump listed some of the humanitarian organizations championed by the Penguins.

"Just last week the Pens pledged two donations of $25,000 each toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico and in support of the victims and first responders of the terrible attack in Las Vegas," Trump said during a press conference featuring the Pittsburgh professional hockey team.

He then asked for the audience to give a round of applause to the police and first responders in Las Vegas who acted following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in September.

"Just as much as your five Stanley Cup wins, your generosity has shown the true character of this incredible organization, you are true, true champions and incredible patriots," Trump said.

The celebratory visit came amongst recent feuds Trump has had with the NFL over some players not standing for the national anthem, which Trump has blasted as disrespectful to the flag and the military.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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