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Derrius Guice criticized for posting photo with Donald Trump

Derrius Guice

Derrius Guice tried to put politics aside and express excitement for a recent opportunity he got to meet the President of the United States, and the reaction the Washington Redskins running back got probably won’t surprise you.

Guice, who played at LSU from 2015-2017, accompanied the Tigers on their White House trip to meet Donald Trump earlier this month. The former second-round pick shared a photo from the visit on Twitter and said it was an “honor” to meet the president regardless of political views.

While Trump is extremely unpopular among many pro athletes and their teams, the point Guice was making seemed to be that he never imagined himself standing in the Oval Office given his background. He grew up in a very impoverished area of Baton Rouge and lost his father at age 6. However, many felt that was not a good enough reason to pose with Trump.

Here are the two most “liked” responses to Guice’s photo:

Guice held his ground despite the backlash.

LSU’s visit to the White House included a very awkward speech from Trump, and that was hardly a surprise to many of the president’s detractors. Still, Guice can’t be the first player who was proud to take a photo in the Oval Office.

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