After winning a second World Cup in Women’s Soccer, U.S. player Megan Rapinoe is using her platform to respond to President Trump.
When Megan said in an interview that she would not “go to the f***ing White House” if they won the world cup, President Trump had commented on Twitter about her statement.
“Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House.
He continued, “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet……..invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”
Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019
Since that Tweet, Megan and the Women’s U.S. soccer team did in fact win the World Cup. In an appearance on CNN with Anderson Cooper, Megan had a response for President Trump.
“Even in conversations that I’ve had with other teammates, I think everyone is interested in going to Washington. I think we’ve always been interested in going to Washington,” Megan added. “This is such a special moment for us and to be able to leverage this moment and talk about the things that we want to talk about and to celebrate like this with the leaders of our country is an incredible moment. So, yes to AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]. Yes to Nancy Pelosi. Yes to the bipartisan Congress. Yes to Chuck Schumer—yes to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real substantive conversation, and that believes in the same things that we believe in.”
"Your message is excluding people. You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color. You're excluding… Americans that maybe support you."
— CNN (@CNN) July 10, 2019