Trump Still Hasn't Invited The Women's Soccer Team After Megan Rapinoe Said She Won't Be Going

Trump Still Hasn't Invited The Women's Soccer Team After Megan Rapinoe Said She Won't Be Going

Donald Trump had earlier reacted to Megan's comments by inviting the team to the White House. But now that they have won, the invitation still hasn't been sent.

Megan Rapinoe's words "I'm not going to the f------ White House," went viral recently after she helped the women's soccer team win the World Cup. While the statement may reflect her choice whether to attend or not, it may have upset the Trump administration which hasn't extended an invitation to the team yet. 

President Trump had tweeted in June "We haven't yet invited Megan [Rapinoe] or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose." After the team had won the world cup, Donal Trump had tweeted, "Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!" But it now appears that the members of the team which won the world cup may not get invited at all. 

According to Voice of America, Donald Trump said: "We haven't really thought about it. We'll look at that." 

Presidents have often invited sports teams to White House for visits, especially after they have won grand championships, but these invitations have become highly controversial under Donald Trump's regime. Numerous players from teams like the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots have declined their invitations earlier, and President Trump even had to disinvite teams like the Golden State Warriors (NBA) and the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL).

But Megan isn't the only one who may not be going if invited. USWNT player Ali Krieger had also defended Megan's views and wrote: "In regards to the 'President's' tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by [Megan Rapinoe] & will sit this one out as well." Krieger had also added that: "I don't support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable. "

In an interview to the CNN, Ali Kreiger had gone on to say that "I refuse to respect a man that warrants no respect," Ms Krieger also said: ". . . I refuse to just sit back and watch an abuser, a bully, talk like that to my friend. I support her as a friend, and I wanted to make sure that I said something that meant something to me, and was important to me."

The stars have essentially put the ball in Donald Trump's court now and it would be up to the administration if they wish to invite the team over or not.

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