Fresh off their World Cup championship, the U.S. Women’s National Team will be honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City Wednesday. Just don’t expect their victory tour to include a stop at the White House.
Rapinoe recently appeared on CNN where she was interviewed by Anderson Cooper.
Cooper asked about her exchange with Trump and how she feels about the president.
As a gay woman, Rapinoe has a strong distaste for Trump’s rhetoric and wasn’t shy to reveal her true feelings on the matter.
“Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me. You’re excluding people that look like me. You’re excluding people of color. You’re excluding… Americans that maybe support you.”
USWNT co-captain Megan Rapinoe’s message to President Trump. https://t.co/ykaSony9Dx pic.twitter.com/65U76fd3Po
— CNN (@CNN) July 10, 2019
“Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of color, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support you. I think we need to have a reckoning with the message you have with what you’re saying about Make America Great Again, I think that you’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone. It might have been great for a few people and maybe America’s great for a few people right now but it’s not great for enough Americans,” Rapinoe, who is openly gay, said. “You have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person and you need to do better for everyone.”
Rapinoe drew Trump’s wrath last week for saying wasn’t she “going to the f—— White House” in a video that surfaced prior to the team’s victory and for kneeling and not singing during the National Anthem.
Rapinoe said they would accept the invitations to Capitol Hill offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Yes to AOC, yes to Pelosi, yes to a bipartsan Congress, yes to Chuck Schumer, yes to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real substantive conversation and that believe in the same things we believe in,” she told CNN.
Your move Donald.
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