Penguins in Washington DC Tuesday for championship ceremony at White House

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President Donald Trump asked the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team Tuesday if he would be willing to help renegotiate NAFTA during a White House visit. This afternoon, it'll be President Donald Trump doing the honors.

Here is what you need to know about the Penguins' visit on Tuesday.

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The trip is an annual rite for title-winning professional and college sports teams, but the President rescinded an invitation to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors after point guard Steph Curry expressed concern over a possible ceremony.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House".

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"The president and prime minister will discuss ways to further strengthen our economic, political, security and people-to-people ties, and work to advance United States engagement and mutual interests throughout the Indo-Pacific region", Sanders said.

Sullivan said after the ceremony that he wouldn't mind if one of his players took a knee during the national anthem.

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The celebratory visit came amongst recent feuds Trump has had with the NFL over some players not standing for the national anthem, which Trump has blasted as disrespectful to the flag and the military. Hours before the Penguins visit, Trump tweeted that tax law should be changed to punish the National Football League over the anthem protests. Bettman said social issues "are a matter of individual belief and individual choice".

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