President Donald Trump said that Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team would be invited to the White House whether they won the World Cup or not. Yet, the invitation hasn’t yet come. Even if it does, however, Rapinoe said she’s not interested and neither are her teammates.
“I would not go and every teammate I talked to would not go,” she told Anderson Cooper Tuesday.
“Everyone that you’ve talked to?” he asked.
“Everyone I talked to. I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform we’ve worked hard to build and the things that we fight for and the way that we live our lives, I don’t think we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration,” she explained.
She did say that she would be fine with a Congressional “thing” and that they are interested in going to Washington to speak with leaders.
“I think it’s an opportunity for this administration to sort of put us on display as their, you know, sort of guest for the day and I don’t think that makes sense for us at all,” she said. “I can’t imagine anyone of my teammates would want to be put in that position. There are so many other people that I would rather talk to and have meaningful conversations that could really if he can
— affect change in Washington than go to the White House.’
She later said “yes to AOC” and “yes to Pelosi,” but not the White House.
CNN went to the heartland — and found voters who love AOC and The Squad: ‘The best thing ever’
CNN's Van Jones traveled this week to speak with a panel of Pennsylvania voters about the 2020 presidential campaign.
Jones also asked the panel about the schism in the Democratic Party between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the members known as The Squad, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"You have Democrats fighting each other in the primary. Democrats fighting each other in the House. What do you think about the AOC versus Pelosi dynamic?" Jones asked. "How do you read that? How do you read that?"
Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe has the perfect answer for Trump’s claim America can’t be criticized
As President Donald Trump continued his racist targeting of four women of color in Congress, he attempted to excuse his racism by claiming it was justified as the lawmakers had criticized America.
“I can tell you this, you can’t talk that way about our country. Not when I am the president,” Trump threatened.
Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe was asked about her take on patriotism during an interview with CNN's Van Jones that aired Saturday evening.
"I think I’m super patriotic. I do consider myself extremely patriotic," Rapinoe said.
"I think, like, we love in America to talk about, you know, how good we are, and how like we want to save the world, and always intervening in places because they’re not doing it right. Meanwhile, at home, we’re not even doing that oftentimes for our own people," she explained.
CNN’s Republican anchor rips GOP for allowing Trump’s racism: ‘What a load of crap’
CNN anchor S.E. Cupp on Saturday blasted the Republican Party for enabling President Donald Trump's racism.
"Welcome to 'Unfiltered,' in what might be the ugliest week of his presidency so far, Donald Trump went from dipping a toe in the pool of white nationalism to bathing in it," Cupp declared.
First, there was the racist tweetstorm he told four women of color, elected representatives no less -- to go back to their own countries. Then his followers took his cues and responded, chanting “Send her back” about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at a rally in North Carolina," she reported.