Warriors, who twice refused to visit Donald Trump's White House, have private audience with Barack Obama

The Warriors went to Washington but stayed far away from the White House.

Instead, they met with former President Barack Obama, who had already hosted the Warriors when he was in office after their championship in 2015. Golden State players and coaches have publicly refused to visit with President Trump after their back to back championships the past two seasons.

Their private, players-only visit with Obama was reportedly supposed to be kept under wraps, but a photo surfaced on Instagram and was later deleted. After the game, when Steve Kerr was asked about his players meeting with the 44th president, he declined to talk about it.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Steve Kerr presents President Barack Obama with a personalized jersey during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA Championship on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: President Barack Obama poses for a photo during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA Championship on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: President Barack Obama poses for a photo during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA Championship on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: President Barack Obama speaks to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA Championship on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Steve Kerr presents President Barack Obama with a personalized jersey during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House to celebrate their 2015 NBA Championship on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama pretends to shoot a basketball as Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr points out that Obama will be a 'free agent' next year during an event with the team in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their championship season. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama, surrounded by the Golden State Warriors, speaks during an event with the team in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their championship season. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a Golden State Warriors basketball jersey during an event with the team in the East Room on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their championship season. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama holds a jersey as he poses with the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors during an event in their honor in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama holds a jersey as he poses with the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors during an event in their honor in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama holds a jersey presented to him during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (L) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry pose during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama, surrounded by the Golden State Warriors, waves following an event with the team in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their championship season. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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“That’s private. I appreciate the question. Doesn’t mean I have to answer it,” he said, according to The Athletic.

Other players were equally mum on the subject, calling it a “private team event” and not going into any further detail.

Trump famously sparred with Stephen Curry after Golden State refused his invitation to the White House, saying he never extended an invite anyway. That led to LeBron James calling the president a “bum.”

The Warriors won their ninth straight game Thursday night against the Wizards. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on hand and reportedly visited the Warriors locker room.

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