Good old First Lady Jill Biden has really stuck her foot in her mouth this time.
On April 2, 2023, Biden watched the NCAA women’s championship game, and the following day, made a statement that she really enjoyed watching LSU and Iowa compete. But in typical Democrat fashion, she couldn’t stop. The First Lady said she planned on telling President Biden to invite both teams to the White House. Everyone knows only LSU should be invited to the White House because they won the game.
“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do,” Biden said in Denver on Monday on ESPN. “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.”
LSU star Angel Reese mocked the First Lady and has not deleted the social media post.
🤣🤣🤣A JOKE. https://t.co/9SiOKQNqbj
— Angel Reese (@Reese10Angel) April 3, 2023
That was when the White House went into panic mode.
Press secretary to the first lady Vanessa Valdivia sought to clarify Biden’s comments on Tuesday, saying in a tweet that they “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.”
The 20-year-old Reese played a key role in the Tigers’ 102-85 victory over the Hawkeyes to win the first national title in program history on Sunday. She was named the women’s NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as a result of her standout performances.
Before Valdivia’s clarification, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith had echoed Reese’s sentiment, replying to her tweet saying: “I mean absolutely zero disrespect to the First Lady, but you are 1000% correct.
Reese has also publically commented that “we not coming. period.”
Then the real shade came when Reese’s teammate Alexis Morris asked if they could celebrate with Michelle Obama instead.
The media also created some drama after the game between the teams. Caitlin Clark, Iowa, and player of the year got into some trash talk with Angel Reese during the game. Those in the media tried to make a story out of the trash talking but it was just two competitors competing and talking trash.
Clark has completely come to Reese’s defense.
“I don’t think Angel should be criticized at all.”
— ESPN (@espn) April 4, 2023
There was another subtle jab at Biden made by Reese on her social media, and it makes sense in the succession of her timeline. After the Jill Biden debacle, she posted a series of messages wanting to celebrate with Michelle Obama instead and then posted a message about grifters.