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SportAli Krieger explains her Trump 'grope' tweet: It showed USWNT's support for Megan Rapinoe

18:35  30 june  2019
18:35  30 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Ali Krieger wanted world to know the USWNT had Megan Rapinoe ' s back. Krieger said she supported Rapinoe and would not be going to the White House, either, if the U. S . women win the World Cup. “I thought it was really important for me to not make her feel like she has to process this

Ali Krieger tweeted about Donald Trump so she could show the world that the USWNT supported Megan Rapinoe , who was the target of angry Trump tweets .

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After President Donald Trump made Megan Rapinoe the target of his latest Twitter rage storm, Krieger fired off a fiery tweet of her own, saying, “I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you.”

Krieger said she supported Rapinoe and would not be going to the White House, either, if the U.S. women win the World Cup.

“I thought it was really important for me to not make her feel like she has to process this all alone. A lot of us have similar feelings,” the veteran defender said Friday night, after the U.S. beat France 2-1 – with Rapinoe scoring both goals.

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Earlier this week, Donald Trump criticized Ali Krieger ' s teammate Megan Rapinoe for not singing the national In a tweet on Wednesday, Rapinoe ’ s teammate Ali Krieger responded to the president’ s “I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most

“I thought it was important to show support, and I don’t want to stay quiet.”

Trump had taken issue with a months-old video of Rapinoe saying she wouldn’t go to the White House, as well as her even older stance on the national anthem. With the story making headlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and the game against France looming, it had the potential to become a distraction for a team that has talked frequently of maintaining a bubble.

But coach Jill Ellis backed Rapinoe and said the rest of the team did, too. Rapinoe also said that her views were already well-known to her teammates, some of whom have expressed similar feelings.

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United States women' s national team defender Ali Krieger supported teammate Megan Rapinoe , who was a target of President Donald Trump on Twitter, and spoke Ali Krieger @alikrieger. In regards to the “President’ s ” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand

USWNT player Ali Krieger and the rest of her teammates were invited to the White House in a tweet from President Donald Trump on Wednesday In a tweet Krieger posted on Wednesday afternoon, she declined Trump ’ s invitation, choosing to instead stand by her USWNT teammate Megan Rapinoe .

And several U.S. players – past and present – expressed their support for her on social media, though none quite as, uh, colorfully as Krieger.

“It doesn’t take lot of mindspace to tweet something like that, that’s really important, and then refocus and turn it off,” Krieger said. “Women can multitask. Imagine that, that we can do two things at once.

“To come out with this response – for her to just take the team on her back and prove why she’s one of the best players in the world, and also just a great representation of what our country is all about with togetherness and fight and having that mentality of winning … I’m grateful to be one of her friends.”

And the whole world knows it.

Follow USA TODAY Sports columnist Nancy Armour on Twitter @nrarmour.

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US Soccer Star Ali Krieger Defends Teammate: Trump Is Angered by Women He Can’t ‘Control or I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most With the tweet , Krieger became the third USWNT player to publicly say she wouldn’t go to the White House.

Megan Rapinoe is not alone among USWNT players who will not be accepting Donald Trump ' s invitation to visit the White House. The war of words continues between Donald Trump and the U. S . women' s national team, with Ali Krieger having sent her support to Megan Rapinoe and joined her

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