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SportsMegan Rapinoe on Trump Tweets: ‘I Held Up My End of the Bargain’

00:53  10 july  2019
00:53  10 july  2019 Source:   si.com

Megan Rapinoe has harsh response about possible White House visit

Megan Rapinoe has harsh response about possible White House visit U.S. women's national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is far from interested in taking part in the ceremonial trip to the White House, if the United States wins the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, according to comments she made to soccer magazine Eight by Eight. "I'm not going to the f****** White House," she said after being asked if she's excited about the idea of going to the White House, which was once a custom of professional and national sports teams to celebrate a championship.

Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy Monday. In a series of tweets , Trump responded, “ I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should “ I held up my end of the bargain on that one,” Rapinoe agreed. Later on Tuesday, in an interview with CNN

United States star Megan Rapinoe said she " held up [her] end of the bargain " after President Donald Trump called her out during the tournament for saying she should win before she speaks out against going to the White House. Rapinoe told Sports Illustrated's Jenny Vrentas and said she wouldn't visit

Megan Rapinoe on Trump Tweets: ‘I Held Up My End of the Bargain’© Getty Images

United States star Megan Rapinoe said she "held up [her] end of the bargain" after President Donald Trump called her out during the tournament for saying she should win before she speaks out against going to the White House.

Rapinoe told Sports Illustrated's Jenny Vrentas and said she wouldn't visit the White House if the USWNT won the World Cup. Her comments later went viral when a video was released ahead of the team's crucial quarterfinal against France and she said she was "not going to the f---ing White House."

Trump responded by calling out Rapinoe in a Twitter thread and invited the team to the White House win or lose. He also said, “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!” Rapinoe, who scored on a penalty kick in the final and was crucial to the team throughout the tournament, went on to win the Golden Boot and Golden Ball in addition to the team trophy.

Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House

Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House PARIS — Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive. Her comments at a previously scheduled news conference came a day after President Donald Trump called out the U.S. women's national team star on Twitter. Trump referenced a video that surfaced on Twitter in recent days, posting: "Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team." Trump said he would invite the U.S.

United States star Megan Rapinoe said she " held up [her] end of the bargain " after President Donald Trump called her out during the tournament for saying she should win before she Trump responded by calling out Rapinoe in a Twitter thread and invited the team to the White House win or lose.

Captains Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan spoke to ESPN, in which the Golden girl sent a message to President Donald Trump in response to his comment that they should win first the WWC to get an invitation to the White House. " I held up my end of the bargain ," she said.

The USWNT won its second consecutive Women's World Cup title and is currently on a victory press tour. Rapinoe addressed Trump's comments in an appearance on ESPN. She previously avoiding elaborating during the tournament.

When asked how she put the political backdrop into perspective, Rapinoe said, "Honestly, I see it as a positive thing. I think when it was happening, we did keep a really tight bubble, and the whole group was so supportive of me. But it did feel like positive in a way. Obviously, I think the tweets were negative in tone as he usually does, but I think that we just even more so realized in that moment, we're so much more than what we are on the field. I think this team really understands and is so prideful that we do carry with us other people when we step out on the pitch. It's the game of course and we want to win. But knowing the impact that we have already had and knowing the impact that we are going to have when we came home, the motivation of just that alone is incredible. I really feel like we do this for our group, for ourselves, for our team, for our staff, for our friends and family and for everyone. I think that we always want to try to bring more people into the conversation. We want to have the conversation, we want to open it up to everyone. I think obviously we are very lucky to wear the shirt and to represent America in a way that no team really does. We're very lucky we play all kinds of games all year long, and I think that we do an incredible job of representing every American."

Megan Rapinoe Shockingly Omitted From USA Lineup for World Cup Semi-Final Clash

Megan Rapinoe Shockingly Omitted From USA Lineup for World Cup Semi-Final Clash Megan Rapinoe has been stunningly left out of the United States' starting lineup ahead of the World Cup semi-final clash with England in Lyon. The 33-year-old has been one of the stars of this summer's tournament, helping USWNT to victory in every one of their World Cup games so far - scoring a crucial brace in the quarter-final as hosts France were eliminated 2-1 at the Parc des Princes. But in a shocking turn of events that nobody expected, Rapinoe has been axed from the team for the game against Phil Neville's England - with Christen Press bought into the side.

Megan Rapinoe , one of the most vocal and recognizable players on the team, has already told the press she's "not f***ing going" to Trump 's White House. In a joint interview with teammate and co-captain Alex Morgan on ESPN on Tuesday, Rapinoe insisted she's " held up her end of the bargain ."

US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe challenged President Donald Trump on Tuesday night to start showing he cares for every single American, saying his message is excluding groups of Americans.

Trump congratulated the team on the win for its "great and exciting play."

The team, which was welcomed back to the United States on Monday, will be honored with a parade Wednesday in New York.

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