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00:53  10 july  2019
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Megan Rapinoe quotes slain rapper following World Cup win

Megan Rapinoe quotes slain rapper following World Cup win Megan Rapinoe gained global attention during the US Women’s National Team’s championship run at the World Cup for more than just her play on the field, and she appeared to reference that following Sunday’s win over The Netherlands. 

Megan Rapinoe , Alex Morgan and the rest of the U.S. Women's National Team just touched down in New York City on Monday after winning the World Cup and they're clearly ready to party!! Rapinoe pimp walked off the jet onto a waiting red carpet with a glass of booze in hand -- SWAAGGGGG!!!

Megan Rapinoe Getty Images. More On Rapinoe , who already sparked outrage by taking a knee during the anthem, does not hide her desire to shock while wearing the US The sportswoman says she had an “awakening” when “things got kind of nasty” in the run- up to the 2016 presidential election.

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.

President Donald Trump fires back at Megan Rapinoe: 'Finish the job!'

President Donald Trump fires back at Megan Rapinoe: 'Finish the job!' Trump also took aim at the NBA's decision to move away from using the term "owner" in a loaded tweet Wednesday morning.

Trump critic and soccer star Megan Rapinoe was the target of the president's tweets on Wednesday. (Photo: Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images). More. Never one to let an insult slide, Trump took to Twitter to call out Rapinoe . He defended his presidency and said she “should never disrespect our

Megan Rapinoe called for the conversation on equal pay to move forward after she helped the USA to retain the World Cup.

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 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.

After winning back-to-back World Cups the victorious USWNT is ready to come home and celebrate. Storyful.

Of course, Trump tweeted about Rapinoe on Wednesday lashing back at Megan after the co-captain said there's no way Rapinoe 's teammate, Ali Krieger, backed up Megan on social media -- saying she'll "sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+

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.

'Wah, wah, wah': Rapinoe brushes off criticism of Morgan's tea celebration.
Megan Rapinoe isn't having any of the criticism that teammate Alex Morgan incurred in the wake of her now-infamous celebration against England. Morgan, who headed home the winning goal in the United States' dramatic 2-1 semifinal victory over the Lionesses on Tuesday, mimed sipping a cup of tea. Inevitably, there was backlash; some dubbed the move disrespectful. Rapinoe, who broke out a now-iconic celebration of her own against France earlier in the tournament, was quick to shoot down those critics. "Wah, wah, wah.

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