WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump referred to as out U.S. ladies’s nationwide workforce co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media wherein she used profanity when she mentioned she wasn’t going to the White Home if the workforce wins the Girls’s World Cup.
“Megan ought to by no means disrespect our Nation, the White Home, or our Flag, particularly since a lot has been carried out for her & the workforce,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.
The president additionally tweeted that he’ll invite the U.S. workforce “win or lose.”
Rapinoe’s feedback got here throughout an interview for in January wherein she was requested if she was excited by the prospect of going to the White Home. In a video of an interview excerpt posted Tuesday, she will be seen utilizing profanity when she says she’s not going.
“We’re not gonna be invited,” she added.
The U.S. workforce, the defending World Cup champion, performs host France in a quarterfinal match on Friday.
Trump’s tweets got here two days after an interview with The Hill wherein he mentioned it wasn’t applicable for Rapinoe to protest through the nationwide anthem.
Rapinoe began kneeling through the anthem in 2016 to indicate solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who did it earlier than NFL video games to protest social and racial injustice. However america Soccer Federation then adopted a coverage that requires gamers to face.
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Now she stands, however she has been criticized for not singing and placing her hand over her coronary heart like different gamers.
Rapinoe, who’s homosexual, has continuously spoken out about politics and has criticized the Trump administration and its insurance policies up to now.
Trump has used Twitter to criticize athletes who disagree with him, together with Kaepernick and LeBron James.