Jill Biden's Tone-Deaf Women’s Basketball Comments Get Walked Back, Woke Mob Is Having None of It

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We previously reported on how First Lady Jill Biden stepped in it big time with comments she made during a Monday visit to Denver.

To recap, in her remarks, Biden said, “I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do. 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.”


Understandably, this set a lot of people off and not just LSU fans considering the standing tradition is for the winners of college and pro sports championship events to get to be the ones invited to the White House, not the teams who lose. I mean by the standard trying to be set by Jill Biden, maybe the 60+ teams who made it to the tournament should get invited as well?

LSU player Angel Reese, one of the standout players of the women’s championship game, tweeted along with laughing emojis that Biden’s invite was “A JOKE.” Others implied or outright stated that Biden was more or less invoking so-called “white privilege” in inviting the losing team, which has a lot of white players in contrast to LSU.

In response to the backlash, the First Lady’s office attempted to walk back her comments via a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

“The First Lady loved watching the NCAA women’s basketball championship game alongside young student athletes and admires how far women have advanced in sports since the passing of Title IX,” Jill Biden’s press secretary Vanessa Valdivia wrote.

“Her comments in Colorado were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes,” Valdivia continued in another tweet. “She looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House.”


Not surprisingly, Valdivia’s comments did nothing to appease the woke mob, which clapped back with comments like this:

We don’t want your crafted press statements. She said what she meant! There’s no back pedaling now—she needs to own what she said!

She needs to get on a mic and applaud the achievements of the #LSU team with the same energy she had in coddling the white girl who lost.

And this:

In Louisiana we call this crawfishing as fast as you can

As to what made Jill Biden think inviting Iowa in the first place was a good idea, my colleague Nick Arama speculated that there might have been a political angle at play considering the heavy importance Democrats put on the Iowa primaries.

My thought was that maybe Biden was trying to “Beer Summit” Reese and Iowa star player Caitlin Clark after the stir created over Reese flashing Clark the “you can’t see me” sign at the end of the game.

Whatever the case may be, I have not one ounce of sympathy for the sticky situation Jill Biden walked into with her remarks, considering the emphasis this White House puts on being woke, even if it comes at the expense of the safety and security of others.


Relatedly, and to reiterate a point I made before, Jill Biden talking about “how far” female athletes have come since Title IX is rather rich, considering her very powerful husband is a proponent of altering Title IX to allow men who identify as women to compete in their sporting events and win.

Jill Biden, of course, is on the same wavelength, presenting the “International Women of Courage” award in March to … a transgender woman.

In other words, Jill Biden “supports” Title IX in theory… but not in practice.

Flashback: Jill Biden Earns Fitting New Nickname After Eagles Lose Super Bowl


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