Megan Rapinoe is getting support from all sides this week after saying she wouldn’t go “to the f–ing White House if we win” the World Cup.
Megan Rapinoe is a co-captain and professional soccer player on the US Women’s National Team, which is currently in the quarterfinal found of the World Cup.
Recently, she spoke with Eight By Eight magazine, which tweeted her now-famous response to being asked about going to the White House if the team wins the tournament “I’m not going to the f–ng White House,” she said, adding that she didn’t think the team would be invited anyway.
— Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019
Of course, Trump had to weigh in on Rapinoe’s remarks.
Trump says regardless of whether the team wins, he’s going to invite them; but also issued a warning to Rapinoe.
Other sports professionals tweeted their support for Rapinoe, including teammate Ali Krieger, who also mentioned the groping allegations against Trump.
In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.
— Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) June 26, 2019
Tennis star Martina Navratilova supports Rapinoe as well.
U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: 'I'm Not Going To The F**king White House'- and I don’t blame you one bit, Megan. https://t.co/07SrnjDTOt
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 26, 2019
U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan also says she’ll sit the next White House visit out.
US soccer star Alex Morgan plans to decline any White House invite after World Cup. “I don’t stand for a lot of things the current office stands for,” Morgan said. https://t.co/Q3Bcf9uEea
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) May 24, 2019
“We expect to win every single game,” Rapinoe told Eight By Eight.
“Championship or bust,” she added.
Mr. President- I think you meant to say, “While I don’t agree with @mPinoe, I respect her freedom of speech & am cheering for our amazing 🇺🇸women’s soccer team!”(No?)
Co-captain @mPinoe & @USWNT-would be honored to share White House memories over a meal any day. Good luck Friday! https://t.co/f2gNuTXaDa
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 26, 2019