There is a stark difference between the former president and the current one in the way they have shown their support to the team.
The World Cup champions are rejoicing in their well-deserved victory and they have the best kind of support they could ask for. Not only the entire country is celebrating with them, Former President Barack Obama and former Vice-President Joe Biden, also threw in their support behind what the team has managed to achieve.
There was, however, a stark difference between the way Obama and Trump have reacted to the team and it can be seen through their tweets. While Trump had earlier tweeted “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!”, his administration has not even sent out an official invitation to the winning team.
On the other hand, Obama's tweet said "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." And Joe Biden tweeted "[email protected], congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all. #USWNTParade"
The Trump administration has been under deep scrutiny over the invitations they have extended to various sports teams wherein numerous players have previously decided to not attend. There have also been instances when the administration had to disinvite sports team. But Trump did congratulate the tea when they won, tweeting “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”
.@USWNT, congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all. #USWNTParade pic.twitter.com/0cDZiV8xz0— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 10, 2019
Megan Rapinoe, a member of the World Cup-winning team, has, however, shunned even the idea of visiting the White House under Donald Trump. She said: “We’ve said publicly — at least I’ve said publicly, I think most of the team, if not everybody, I think everybody is with me. We don’t want to go to the White House. So I figure that’s why the invitation hasn’t come.”