WASHINGTON: famous person striker Megan Rapinoe stated Tuesday she does not suppose the us’ girls’s world Cup-winning crew might take delivery of an invitation from President Donald Trump to go to the White house.

“i'd now not cross and every teammate that I’ve talked to explicitly approximately it might not pass,” Rapinoe stated on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

“I don’t suppose all people at the group has any interest in lending the platform that we’ve labored so difficult to construct and the matters that we combat for and the manner that we live our existence, I don’t assume we need that to be co-opted or corrupted by way of this management,” she stated.


Rapinoe, one among several gay gamers on the team, additionally took goal at Trump’s “Make the us notable again” slogan, pronouncing the president is calling lower back to a time that “changed into now not terrific for absolutely everyone.”

“i would say that your message is except for human beings. You’re except for me. You’re with the exception of humans that appear like me. You’re excluding humans of coloration,” the footballer stated whilst requested what message she had for Trump.

“I suppose which you’re reminiscent of an era that turned into not first rate for all of us. It would were outstanding for a few people and perhaps the us is brilliant for some people right now, but it’s no longer notable for sufficient americans in this international,” she said.

the us defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on a penalty via Rapinoe and a strike via Rose Lavelle within the world Cup very last on Sunday in Lyon.

Rapinoe had vowed previous to the victory to stay domestic if Trump invited the crew to Washington.

The president spoke back on Twitter that “Megan must in no way disrespect our united states, the White house, or our Flag, particularly considering the fact that a lot has been executed for her & the group.”

Championship US sports activities groups are traditionally commemorated with an invite to the White residence, though Trump has at times revoked invites after crew participants criticized him.

most of the groups which have declined the offer were seasoned basketball’s Golden country Warriors and closing year’s extremely good Bowl winners, the Philadelphia Eagles of the national soccer League (NFL).