Growing number of US sports stars decline Trump invitation

Top athletes decline White House visits over president's policies and attacks on sports personalities.

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    Visits to the White House by US athletes to accept awards or celebrate championships were once coveted and anticipated opportunities.

    But those visits have become controversial since US President Donald Trump took office.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.


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