Pittsburgh Penguins Visit White House Without Fanfare
They won’t ice him out, but they’re not shouting about it. Pittsburgh’s NHL team visited the White House Tuesday, as Stanley Cup champions traditionally do. But in stark contrast to last year’s visit, when the team tweeted gleefully about the event, the Penguins and the NHL stayed totally silent on social media, other than one Facebook photo showing players standing in the White House Green Room. It’s likely a strategy to tamp down public backlash, as many hockey fans had criticized their decision to visit President Trump’s White House.