Kevin Sorbo to Toronto Raptors: Trump 'Has Done More For the African-American Community Than Obama'

Kevin Sorbo called out the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday after the news broke that the basketball team would not visit the White House following its NBA championship win.

The Hercules: The Legendary Journeys actor suggested the Canadian team was being unreasonable, and argued that President Trump "has done more for the African/American community than Obama did," without making reference to the fact that Toronto is not part of the United States. Sorbo instead pointed toward what he characterized as a lack of diversity and conservative perspectives in the NBA.

In his full tweet, Sorbo wrote: "Really? Toronto Raptors not going to go to The White House because they want to boycott President Trump who has done more for the African/American community than Obama did? Really? Take a knee. We need more diversity in the NBA. Unfair."

President Donald Trump recently praised the Canadian team for playing "phenomenal basketball" and said he was considering inviting them to the White House. "If they'd like to do it, we'll think about that," the president told reporters.

But Raptors guard Danny Green said that a formal invitation would be futile.

During an interview Saturday with Yahoo's "Inside the Green Room," Green said he and his teammates would likely respond to a White House invitation with a "hard no."

"I just don't think that we accept, to put it politely," said Green. "[Trump] makes it very, very tough to respect how he goes about things and does things."

Who wants to tell @ksorbs what country Toronto is in?

— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) June 25, 2019

Twitter users slammed Sorbo for his commentary, asking him to explain Trump's contribution to the African-American community, and pointing out that the Raptors have no obligation to visit the White House as a Canadian team.

"You're like a parody account," wrote Twitter user Laurie Crosswell. "Also, Toronto is in Canada."

Earlier this month, Sorbo lashed out at Democrats over abortion and illegal immigration, then voiced his support for outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders whilst calling out the number of women who had criticized her during her time as press secretary.

"Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women's rights only matter if those women are liberal," Sorbo wrote on June 18.

Sanders, who announced her resignation in mid-June, had been long criticized for handling of the position. She left the Trump administration after a near-disappearance of the daily press briefing in 2019.

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Actor Kevin Sorbo during the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 27, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images