U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Will NOT Be Going To The White House

This U.S. Soccer Star Will NOT Be Going To The White House, ThankYouVeryMuch


This soccer star SAVAGELY shut down the idea of celebrating her big win at the White House

The U.S. women’s soccer team has had one heck of a past few weeks, and they’re on the path to the Women’s World Cup. Team co-captain, Megan Rapinoe, was recently asked if she’d be on board to celebrate her team’s potential win at the White House. And uh, she gave the best “no” possible.

She doesn’t think the team will even be invited, but if by chance they are, well, don’t count Rapinoe in for the Big Mac party.

“I’m not going to the fucking White House,” she muttered when she was asked if she was excited at the idea of possibly going there. “We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it.”

Rapinoe is no stranger to taking a political stance — she’s been protesting the national anthem by taking a knee during games for three years now. In an earlier interview, she brought up a good point about Trump and his ego when it comes to inviting winning athletes to the White House to celebrate.

“[Trump] tries to avoid inviting a team that might decline,” she said. “Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.” When the NBA’s Golden State Warriors turned down Trump’s invite back in 2017, he did, in fact, play it off as though they weren’t invited. When the Philadelphia Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl, many players voiced their intentions to skip the traditional White House visit. He disinvited them shortly after.

When the Paralympics team paid the White House a visit post-games, he told them their events were “tough to watch.” So yeah, his idea of “honoring” athletes is notoriously awful anyway.

Rapinoe is openly gay and in a committed relationship with WNBA legend Sue Bird. Given the Trump administration’s stance on LGBTQ issues (among a million other things), it’s no wonder she’s not exactly chomping at the bit to go to the White House for cold fast food.

Social media users took immediate notice of Rapinoe’s brilliantly bold statement.