The forward of the U.S Women’s Soccer Team, Megan Rapinoe stated today that she believes that not many players from the team would visit the White House if they win the World Cup.
Megan Rapinoe said she hadn’t spoken to her teammates about visiting the White House, but she thinks that “not many, if any” of her teammates would actually accept the invitation, should they be invited.
“I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to everyone about it,” she said during a press conference, according to The Daily Mirror. “Not myself, not Ali Krieger and I suspect not many, if any, of the other players.“
Rapinoe came into Trump’s spotlight when a video resurfaced of an interview that she gave in which she states that she wouldn’t go in the White House if America won the World Cup.
Trump responded this week: “Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team.“
Trump added that he would invite the team to Washington, win or lose.
In addition, Ali Keiger, who also plays for the U.S Women’s Soccer Team , said she wouldn’t attend either.
“I refuse to respect a man that warrants no respect,” Krieger told CNN. “I feel that staying silent at times can side with the oppressor and I didn’t want her to feel like she was having to process this all alone, because a lot of us do have those similar feelings.“
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