The victorious US women’s soccer team will turn down any invitation to visit the White House, according to co-captain Megan Rapinoe, though she says they will take up an offer from Senate Democrats to visit Congress.
It used to be customary for Champions to visit the White House, though this appears to have changed during the Trump administration as several high profile stars have refused to visit the POTUS.
“We don’t want to go to the White House, so I figure that’s why the invitation hasn’t come,” Rapinoe said to the media as the team landed in the US after defeating the Netherlands in the final.
“Maybe he sent it by mail and it’s just sort of, slow to get here.”
Rapinoe offered a much more palatable response to a similar invitation from the Senate Minority Leader and fellow outspoken Trump critic, Chuck Schumer, telling him:
“We’re very happy to accept your invitation to come.”
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, said that she had invited the team to the Capitol after heeding calls from “both sides of the aisle.”
This has to ruffle Donald’s feathers.
It looks like some of his enemies actually Win.
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