US women's soccer captain says "I'm not going to the f***ing White House"
Donald Trump has gone about the tradition of inviting sports teams to the White House after big wins slightly differently to his predecessors. Earlier this year, the President infamously catered to the winners of the College Football Playoff National Championship by serving them McDonald's hamburgers. And though the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2018, Trump disinvited the team after only two or three players reportedly wanted to attend the White House ceremony.
Though the Eagles are not the only men's team to decline an invitation to meet the President, most women's teams haven't even been given the option. This past April was the first time in the two years since Trump has been President that a women's team was invited to the White House. And with the US Women's National Team playing well in the FIFA Women's World Cup this season, many wonder if the girls will have another chance.
But Megan Rapinoe, the US Women's National Team co-captain rejects the idea. When asked by soccer magazine Eight by Eight if she was excited to go to the White House if her team won this year's World Cup, she responded:
"I'm not going to the f*cking White House. No. I'm not going to the White House. We're not going to be invited. I doubt it."
Though they won't be celebrating with the Commander in Chief, Rapinoe has high hopes for her team. She told Business Insider:
"We have a great burden of expectation but I think that also brings out the best in you and we just expect to win every single game. So if we're down 2-0 with 10 minutes left, we expect to win that game. We've been in those situations before and its just sort of ingrained in us."
The US Women's National Team won the World's Cup in 2015 and are aiming for another title. They play France in the quarter-final on Friday.