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U.S. Women’s Soccer Stars Won’t Go To White House, So Pelosi Makes Announcement

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With U.S. Women’s Soccer star and outspoken Trump critic Megan Rapinoe having preemptively rejected any invite to go to the “f***ing White House,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a big announcement on Monday: Congress is formally inviting the Wold Cup-winning team to be honored on Capitol Hill.

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues Monday that ‘by popular demand on both sides of the aisle,’ she has invited the players to the Capitol ‘to celebrate their inspiring victory,'” CBS News reported Monday. “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he, too, has invited them as he lauded them on the Senate floor for their ‘sustained level of excellence.'”

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also made clear Republicans would like to celebrate the team, praising them for their “grit and teamwork and talent,” CBS notes.

While the general invite has been issued, no specific dates have been discussed, and star Alex Morgan told reporters in New York Monday that “it would be great to do something as a team together like that, but we haven’t even had time to talk about that.”

As The Daily Wire has reported, some of the team’s biggest stars, particularly Rapinoe, have made a point of presenting themselves as part of the Trump “resistance.” After initially kneeling in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the country, Rapinoe — who describes herself as a “walking protest” because of her identity as a gay woman — has continued to protest during the playing of the national anthem by refusing to put her hand over her heart as an “F you” to President Trump and his administration.

“I’m not going to the f*****g White House,” Rapinoe told soccer magazine Eight By Eight in June. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it.”

“I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet,” Trump tweeted in response. “We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose.”

As he has done repeatedly with anthem protesters, Trump criticized Rapinoe for refusing to honor the flag, saying: “Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”

Morgan and fellow teammate Ali Krieger have also announced preemptively that they would reject an offer by Trump to visit the White House in celebration of the team’s accomplishments.

“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. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable,” Krieger tweeted in response to Trump’s rebuke.

Rapinoe underscored to reporters last Thursday that she doesn’t regret her comments, except for one particular word. “I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive,” she said. “My mom will be very upset about that.”

Despite all the hostile rhetoric directed at him and his administration, Trump celebrated the team after their championship victory on Sunday, tweeting: “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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40 Comments

  1. Jimmy

    July 10, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Maybe we need to get a real US Team instead of the idoits that we have now. This team does not represent me as an US America.

    • GARY SCHUY

      July 10, 2019 at 2:21 am

      Sad to see that Americans had to mix Sports with Politics.If they really think other Countries would go along with it, they are sadly mistaken,FIFA wants to protect their Cash Flow. The US Team will find out that they get less Money instead of more. They just lost half the Audience.

    • Rob

      July 10, 2019 at 2:38 am

      Me either. All those who kneel because they don’t like our country and fans who made them what they are, maybe should move to Venezuela! I am certainly not proud of anyone who has such disrespect.

    • Doctor James

      July 10, 2019 at 3:44 am

      Their crass, vile and vulgar language is indicative of who they and what they are. I have no pride in this team and do not concur that they represent American and its values other then their insignificant and symbolic win in a game that has solicited increasingly limited interest. Rapinoe’s internal ugliness manifests itself quite clearly as well as externally; both as a cognitive and physical manifestation. Ugly is as ugly does.

    • Stella Honeycutt

      July 10, 2019 at 4:02 am

      I agree.

    • Stella Honeycutt

      July 10, 2019 at 4:12 am

      Amen. God Bless The USA.

    • errollus

      July 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Who the hey watches women’s soccer?

    • Bill

      July 10, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Me neither. They don’t represent me neither. I boycotted the NFL for disrespecting the flag of my country. I still don’t watch football. They lost my respect. And now I don’t watch women’s soccer. No big deal. I wonder how many of the gay girls teammates were disrespected by her. That would be sexual harassment wouldn’t it, unless they are all gay. I wouldn’t doubt that either. Regardless, no more women’s soccer.

  2. stevor

    July 10, 2019 at 1:26 am

    their loss
    idiots

  3. jack

    July 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

    i wonder if she eats with that mouth.As a spokesperson for the team i would be afraid to let her speak in public. They might say she has a potty mouth.

  4. Sidney Patin

    July 10, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Rapinoe is a POS and should have been benched during the soccer match because she insulted the United States. She should get a simple thank you and a dis-invitation to Washington DC. But of course the democrats are going to make a big deal of how tolerant they are. Garbage. Idiots.

    • Rob

      July 10, 2019 at 2:45 am

      The oh so tolerant tiddlies. When they all get together maybe they will all have a conversation about just how INTOLERANT they really are anD don’t forget to talk about those abortions too. You skanks!

      • Bill

        July 10, 2019 at 9:55 am

        When and if they do go to the capitol, President Trump should call the house to a conference when they arrive. Then The President should go to the capital and tell the skanks, I mean the stars they need to wait outside. Or better yet go home. This meeting may take a while. That would be great. The disrespecting door can swing both ways.

  5. Chainlink700rt

    July 10, 2019 at 2:03 am

    I do not recognize this team, I will not buy any products related.
    There comes a time when you have to tell these people,….

    YOUR NOT WELCOMED IN AMERICA

    • Doctor James

      July 10, 2019 at 3:46 am

      I concur, my family of polite Americans, and my respectful colleagues and friends will also be doing whatever possible to efface their memory and name from our lexicon

    • Stella Honeycutt

      July 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

      These ladies if one can really call them such, has disgraced themselves and should be kicked off that team and get women that are dedicated to America at all times.

    • Stella Honeycutt

      July 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

      These ladies if one can really call them such, has disgraced themselves and should be kicked off that team and get women that are dedicated to America at all times.

  6. Gigi

    July 10, 2019 at 2:03 am

    I have supported the U.S. Women’s team for 20 years. My daughter played and then coached in college and played in Ireland for a season. Ladies, whether you like the President or support his policies is beside the point. You are representing your country on the biggest stage in the world. Show a little class and just play, leave politics out of it and accept your honors with grace and humility. Acting like spoiled petulant brats does not further your case of equal pay, inspire the next generation of soccer stars or make your families proud. It cheapens your hard work and frankly you’re better than that.

    • Dragonfly43

      July 10, 2019 at 2:27 am

      Excellent comment! I think their behavior is disgraceful and will no longer watch any team in any sport that disrespects our flag or our country!

  7. Chainlink700rt

    July 10, 2019 at 2:09 am

    I take back my recent comment above, I don’t want to appear negative. But I still stand by the flag, of the United States of
    America. Do they have a choice, yes…….

    • Jill Wiley

      July 10, 2019 at 3:14 am

      If they are representing the USA they shouldn’t be acting anywhere near what they are! As the NFL did she can also be replaced by a true American

  8. CharlieSeattle

    July 10, 2019 at 2:11 am

    The Dykes should have refused to represent America.

  9. Jerrold Llewellyn

    July 10, 2019 at 2:12 am

    They that do not support America should not enjoy her privileges. It’s time for all sports managers to step up and demand that unpatriotic actions on the fields or sidelines, or in any indoor facility will not be tolerated, and violators will be very heavily fined. (minimum $100K first offense) Those Companies that use the athletes to promote their products should have a clause in their contracts that forbids any unpatriotic action while displaying any of the company’s products or logo. Just one violation of the contract would render that contract Null and Void… These unpatriotic assholes are making millions of dollars while disrespecting the Country that is their home. Also, the bastards make piss poor role models for the kids that watch their bullshit antics.

    • Sandra McDonald

      July 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Couldn’t agree more.

  10. Joe C

    July 10, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I wish the spirits of those young brave Marines who died on Iwo Jima and who raised the flag while still under murderous fire, could have come down and smacked those goofy, disrespectful, and spoiled ingrates right across their wicked mouths. I have nothing good to say for those particular females. If other members of the team do not share the wretched feelings of Rapinoe, then they should say so.

    • Stella Honeycutt

      July 10, 2019 at 4:11 am

      With people like the Sports People in America. We are in trouble like never before. Men and Women has died so they can be who they are and what they can become. I am so disgusted with our Politicians even President Trump congratulations to these people are letting this Nation down and the People who died so we may live in peace. This is not peace but war. I voted for Trump and will again 2020.

      • Bill

        July 10, 2019 at 10:12 am

        Me too.k

  11. Grammysam

    July 10, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Rapino is white trash… I could care less if she is a di*e.. that is her row to shovel. The fact that she is disrespecting the United States and it’s flag, puts her on the lowest level a human can be on… When you live in and are a citizen of a country, you either support that country or leave it. She isn’t supporting America, SO GET OUT! NO MORE SOCCER FOR US AS LONG AS SHE IS ON THE TEAM OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY TO SPORTS. SHE IS NOTHING MORE THAT A TURD IN A TOILET, AND NEEDS TO BE SLUSHED!

  12. Greg Mikulka

    July 10, 2019 at 3:41 am

    For starters, those two nasty bitches should have their medals revoked & their names stripped from the trophy plate…
    If you are not outraged by the disgusting & disrespectful behavior of these skanks, then I question your patriotism…I’m not opposed to freedom of speech, but what they are doing isn’t freedom of speech, it’s anarchy & outright rebellion…

  13. Marlene

    July 10, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Who cares what they do? (yawn)

  14. Brokengirl55

    July 10, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Nancy Pelosi is the most un-American individual in Congress today. The far left Democrats at least stick to their guns. Nancy is all over the map and will twist and turn any situation so it benefits her. I do not know many people who would wish these anti-American, narcissistic little brats to visit the White House, or the US Congress. They do not deserve to be honored in any way. They need to stay home. We have enough foul mouth women in congress now we don’t need any more.

  15. David SALERNO

    July 10, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Ho hum……….could i care any LESS about the womens’ soccer team? NO………..so some lesbians don’t want to go to the White House……….The White House holds many functions in which it is full of REAL American Heros who have served and defended their country. People who DESERVE to visit the White House. Sports “heros” don’t wear UNIFORMS they wear COSTUMES……members of our armed services wear UNIFORMS and they deserve visits to the White Hose MUCH MORE than costume wearing sports players.

  16. Evangeline

    July 10, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Leave it Pelosi to invite them to the White House just to make Trump look bad. She’s a big fan of women’s soccer? Ya, I’m sure she stays up late watching it. lol

  17. Sandra McDonald

    July 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    And I won’t be watching them there either. If she goes there it will show what a hipocrate she really is. Things get blamed on Trump but if you look deep enough it is our Congress who causes most of our problems. I hope this finally stops sports figures from going to the White House. Only heroes should have that honor. I don’t know which president started it but I hope this one stops it. When it became for some to make a political statement it should stop. These athletes represent all of the US. Pelosi needs to have her ass kicked for doing this. I hope many in Congress don’t show up. Our Congress is not an entertainment venue. They are there to run the government.

  18. ALSCV

    July 10, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Rapioe is a foul mouthed, trashy liberal who has no class nor patriotism. Only little people revert to profanity, making fools of themselves. She has no respect for others and, little does she know and is incapable of understanding, that she demonstrates no respect for herself. She is a discredit to her profession and the female race. Her coach should get her under control, yet it is suspected may agree with this loser.

    • James

      July 10, 2019 at 4:10 pm

      this wicked witch should go live in another country to see how good she has it here. in alot of countries her actions would have gotten her in prison or executed. i guess her next job will be with Nike along with a ungrateful jerk kaepernick. another reason to add to the no watch no buy list Trump 2020 drain the swamp

  19. Con

    July 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Rapinoe does not represent the USA. Too bad she has given the other players a bad name. Pelosi doesn’t represent the USA people, she goes with what she thinks people want to hear but is not listening to the people. She seams to have a short circuit from her brain to mouth, takes her more time to stutter out what she has to say. Liars do that. Her shaking is getting worse.

  20. J

    July 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    F#ck those stupid c#nts!

  21. Gryphon

    July 10, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    She is ugly on both sides of her character! Shame on her & the parents that reared such a venomous spewing coloured reptile!!

  22. Nan

    July 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    It’s too bad that Rapinoe doesn’t realize she has insulted not just the president but the country she played for when she said it. She thinks she is making a statement about the President when all she did was alienate those who had been supporting her and her team. Too bad she is being given so much press, she doesn’t deserve it.

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