REDDING, Calif - “I’m not effing going to the White House,"
U.S.A Women's Soccer co-caption Megan Rapinoe had this to say on Tuesday when asked if she would visit the White House if the U.S. won the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
“No, not going to the White House. We are not going to be invited," added Rapinoe.
President Trump did not appear happy to hear that, tweeting out in part, "I am a big fan of the American team, and women's soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS. Finish the job!"
Adding he is inviting the team to the White House whether they win or lose.
Rapinoe, who is a Redding native has a pretty big fan following, and although some support her choices.
“You know we are not going to agree with everything that goes on in life. Like our President, I think he has done a great job. It’s a chance of a lifetime to go to the White House and if someone asked me I would say yes,” said
Others think her comments are disrespectful to our country.
“I think the athletes that disrespect the president and the white house have no right playing for the United States,” said Debbie Rich.
We reached out to Rapinoe for comment but haven't heard back.
As for others on the team, Ali Kreiger took to twitter saying
"In regards to the "President's" tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mpinoe & will sit this one out as well."