Stephen Curry and wife Ayesha have officially endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
The couple — joined by their daughters Riley, 8, and Ryan, 5 — announced their endorsement on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, which was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Currys announced their choice in a segment called “Keeping the Faith w/ The Currys.”
“We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair,” Ayesha Curry begins. “And so this election …”
“… We’re voting for Joe Biden,” Stephen Curry finishes.
Stephen Curry’s endorsement of Biden should come as no surprise after his vocal disdain for President Donald Trump. The three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP said the Warriors would not visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Finals, regardless of whether they received an invitation. Trump, who had not yet issued one, rescinded it in response.
Earlier that year, Curry essentially called Trump an ass when asked whether he agreed with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s summation that Trump was an asset to the country: “I agree with that description,” Curry said, “if you remove the et.”
That said, Ayesha Curry said 2020’s election is “especially important” because of issues of social injustices, racial inequality — and because of their own children. The U.S. has not only been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but also dealt with nationwide protests against racial injustice, stemming from the deaths of Black individuals such as Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police.
The Currys also voiced their support for Biden because of his vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Should Biden win the presidency in November, she would be the first female, Black or South Asian-American vice president in U.S. history.
When asked what she thought of a woman becoming vice president, Riley Curry said she would be surprised and happy, adding that, “There’s not a lot of women being president and helping alongside the president.”
Ayesha Curry concludes their segment of the DNC with this statement:
“We just want to encourage you to truly do your research, think about your own homes and what you’d like to see projected out in the world. In the right direction, is making sure that you vote this election — for Biden.”
You can watch the entire Curry family segment below:
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