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Even though LeBron James and Steph Curry had already said that neither of their teams would visit the White House if they won the NBA Finals, today Donald Trump tried to pretend like he wouldn’t have invited them anyway. Surely the basketball players will regret the opportunity to watch a septuagenarian trot his haggard ass out on the South Lawn so he can slur through 10 minutes of vague, prewritten material.

Call him a bum again, LeBron. Do it.

This is one of two useless sports-related proclamations that Trump has made today. The other was his public consideration of pardoning the late boxer Muhammad Ali, who has no criminal record.