Controversy Swirls After Biden Invites NFL Team To The White House

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( – On May 31st, President Biden is set to host the Kansas City Chiefs at the White House, as confirmed by an announcement on Friday.

The Chiefs clinched the Super Bowl LVIII title in Las Vegas this February, defeating the San Francisco 49ers. This victory marked their second consecutive Super Bowl win, having visited the White House previously in June 2023.

During their last visit, President Biden, a self-proclaimed Philadelphia Eagles supporter due to his marriage, praised Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes, predicting his future status as one of football’s greatest quarterbacks.

Specific details of the upcoming visit are still under wraps. However, the Chiefs have been in the news recently for other reasons. Kicker Harrison Butker faced criticism for comments made during a commencement speech, suggesting female graduates might find greater fulfillment in roles as wives and mothers rather than in their professional careers.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes responded to the controversy, acknowledging his disagreement with Butker’s views but defending his character and right to free speech.

Meanwhile, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift has captured the public’s attention. The Biden campaign is reportedly keen on securing Swift’s endorsement, which is notable given her influential status.

Speculation about Kelce and Swift’s relationship being a strategic move to boost NFL viewership and facilitate a Biden endorsement during the Super Bowl has been dismissed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Social media, particularly among conservative circles, has buzzed with theories that the NFL might manipulate game outcomes to favor the Chiefs, thus spotlighting Swift’s potential endorsement of Biden.

Swift, who endorsed Biden in the 2020 election and openly criticized former President Trump, could significantly sway young voter support for Biden, whose appeal to this demographic has reportedly waned this election cycle.

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