LSU Star Angel Reese Undecided On White House Visit After Jill Biden Comments
LSU's Angel Reese Undecided On White House Visit ... After Jill Biden Comments
4/4/2023 7:10 AM PT
12:16 PM PT -- Reese is weighing in on the topic even further ... and as of right now, she has no clue if she will visit the White House to celebrate LSU's national title.
"I just know if the roles were reversed, it wouldn't be the same," Reese said on I Am Athlete. "If we were to lose, we would not be getting invited to the White House."
Reese even questions if Biden attended the game to support both teams ... or if she was solely rooting for Iowa to win.
"Last night, San Diego State lost. I didn't see her say, 'Oh, San Diego State is coming as well.' That's weird to me."
For what it's worth -- we reached out to the Iowa women's basketball team ... and they say they have not received a formal invite to the White House.
7:38 AM PT -- The White House is officially trying to walk back Jill Biden's comments ... the First Lady's Press Secretary went to social media and attempted to clarify what FLOTUS said on Monday.
"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."
"Her comments in Colorado 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 LSU women's hoop team thoroughly beat Iowa and are NCAA champs, but Jill Biden says she wants BOTH squads to come to the White House ... a notion Tigers star Angel Reese finds very funny!
FLOTUS made the awkward suggestion on Monday at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver ... a day after watching in person LSU win the NCAA tourney against Iowa at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
"I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do," Biden said.
"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.”
Obviously, the idea's ridiculous. The winner goes to the White House, not the loser. The idea left Reese laughing.
"🤣🤣 A JOKE," the Tigers forward tweeted.
In fact, there was a suggestion Reese retweeted ... the Tigers hoops team should go to former First Lady Michelle Obama's house instead.
Of course, all this comes on the heels of another controversy that directly involved Reese. She got a ton of blowback (and an equal amount of support from stars like Shaq) for taunting Iowa star Caitlin Clark with John Cena's famed "You Can't See Me" gesture as the title game ended this weekend.
We asked the White House if an official invite had been made to Iowa. So far, no word back. We also reached out to Iowa to see if they'll accept an invite, should it actually come.
We covered it all in a recent episode of The TMZ Podcast.
Originally Published -- 7:10 AM PT