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WorldPelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol amid uncertainty over Trump invite

06:31  09 july  2019
06:31  09 july  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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President Donald Trump congratulated the U . S . women ' s soccer team for their historic World Cup win against the Netherlands on Sunday and tweeted But amid a public feud with the team 's co-captain and top scorer, Megan Rapinoe, Trump appeared less certain about the invitation when talking to

Pelosi invites US women ' s soccer team to Capitol Hill amid uncertainty over Trump invitation originally appeared on abcnews.go.comPresident Donald Trump congratulated the U . S . women ' s soccer team for their historic World Cup win against the Netherlands on Sunday and tweeted last

Pelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol amid uncertainty over Trump invite© Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between the U.S. and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France.

President Donald Trump congratulated the U.S. women's soccer team for their historic World Cup win against the Netherlands on Sunday and tweeted last month that he is planning on inviting the team to the White House, "win or lose."

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But amid a public feud with the team's co-captain and top scorer, Megan Rapinoe, Trump appeared less certain about the invitation when talking to reporters on Sunday.

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Nancy Pelosi has invited the U . S . women ' s soccer team to the capitol following their victory over the Following the women ’ s team win on July 7, President Donald Trump congratulated the athletes for winning When asked whether he would invite the team to the White House, Trump said: “ We .

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"We haven't really thought about it," he said. "We'll look at that."

The Trump administration has so far hosted only one women's sports team at the White House — the Baylor University Lady Bears — and has not invited any of the WNBA champions since Trump took office. ABC News has reached out to the White House, but a request for comment was not returned.

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not hesitate and tweeted an invitation to the players to visit the U.S. Capitol, tweeting, "I’m pleased to invite the players to the US Capitol as a team or individually to celebrate your inspiring victory."

Pelosi's invitation comes after Rapinoe, who drew Trump's ire after previous comments she made surfaced last month that she's “not going to the f****ng White House” if her team wins, accepted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s offer to visit the Capitol instead.

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Donald Trump praised the US women ' s national soccer team in the wake of their World Cup triumph on Sunday and said he would look into inviting them to the

“I’m pleased to invite the players to the US Capitol as a team or individually to celebrate your inspiring victory,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter. Trump responded in a tweet that “leagues and teams love coming to the White House” and he is a “big fan of the American Team , and Women ’ s Soccer ” but cautioned

This is not the first time that Pelosi and Democrats have gotten in the middle of one of Trump's feuds with sports teams and athletes.

Last year, Pelosi and Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee — who both represent California — invited the the Golden State Warriors and their families to the Capitol amid news that Trump, who withdrew his invitation to the NBA champs in 2017, had decided not to invite them at all after their 2018 win.

"I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive," Rapinoe said amid some backlash following her initial comments and criticism from Trump. "My mom would be very upset about that."

Pelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol amid uncertainty over Trump invite© Francisco Seco/AP United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, stands with her teammates during the national anthem before the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, July 7, 2019.

Rapinoe, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, was one of the first athletes to follow then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lead in September 2016 by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality against black people.

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President Donald Trump is still unsure whether he will invite the Women ' s World Cup champions to the White House. The star midfielder, who is gay, has advocated for equal pay for members of the women ’ s soccer team . She also was the first prominent white or female athlete to kneel during the

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Trump slammed Rapinoe on Twitter and claimed that “leagues and teams love coming to the White House,” but since Trump took office, the president has feuded with a wide variety of sports champs — from football to basketball and baseball — and many players refused invitations to the White House, citing their opposition to Trump.

"I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet ... invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!" Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

Pelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol amid uncertainty over Trump invite© Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between the U.S. and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France.

Teammate Ali Krieger, who defended Rapinoe following Trump's criticism, tweeted that she "will sit this one out as well," and cited her opposition to the Trump administration's actions regarding "LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable."

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Nancy Pelosi has invited the U . S . women ' s soccer team to the capitol following their victory over The women ’ s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe has recently been making headlines for her overt political stance. Ron DeSantis Raises Money to Support Trump Amid Impeachment Inquiry.

Democrats have invited the U . S . women ' s soccer team to Capitol Hill amid uncertainty over President Trump 's earlier invitation to the White House. Thanks Nancy., Now Trump doesn't have to put up with their ungratefulness!

Team forward Alex Morgan said on Friday that the women will decide as a team whether to accept a potential White House invitation.

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