March 24, 2023

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe just thumbed her nose at Trump and accepted a competing DC invite

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With the United States Women’s National Soccer Team moving onto the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup after their impressive 2-1 victory over France yesterday, team co-captain Megan Rapinoe — who scored both winning goals — didn’t really need to do anything else to demonstrate to President Trump how little she cares about his invitation to the White House for the team.

Rapinoe garnered a significant amount of media attention last week when her profane reaction to a question about a potential invite went viral.

“Psssh, I’m not going to the f*cking White House,” she blurted out before the reporter could even finish his question. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it.”

The widespread coverage of her vehement response caught the attention of President Trump who petulantly did his best to humiliate the soccer star by immediately tweeting a win or lose invitation to the team while admonishing them to put up by winning or shut up.

Progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) gave the team a much more attractive alternative when she invited them on a tour of the House of Representatives yesterday after their latest victory.

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Rapinoe, whose political sympathies are apparently more in line with the firebrand progressive representative than the president, eagerly accepted this invitation in a way that will surely have Trump pondering over his Twitter keyboard, fumbling for an appropriately insulting response to the news.

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The score in the match to date:

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team – 1

Trump – 0

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Original reporting by Donica Phifer at RawStory.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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