Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Wednesday to signify his support for the U.S. women’s soccer team. Obama tweeted a photo showing him with a custom jersey of the team with his name emblazoned on it while calling the team “America’s best team.”
“Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country,” he tweeted.
On Sunday, Obama celebrated the team’s success, saying “Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam.”
Last week, Alex Morgan indicated that even if the team got an invitation from President Trump, they might not visit the White House.
“I think we will make that decision after we finish Sunday’s game. I think there has been a lot of talk prematurely about the White House and about Trump but first we have to do business and then I think you guys know the answer to the question anyways. I can’t say 100 percent but this team is very close and we have always made decisions together so I can’t really see us deciding to part in that way but at the same time if someone feels strongly then who are we to tell them to do or not do something,” Morgan said.
Meghan Rapinoe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night that she wouldn’t go and “and every teammate that I’ve talked to explicitly about it would not go.”
“I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform we’ve worked so hard to build and the things that we fight for and the way that we live our lives ― I don’t think we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration. There are so many other people that I would rather talk to and have meaningful conversations that could really affect change in Washington than go to the White House,” she added.