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World Cup After feuding with Donald Trump, US women win World Cup
Shannon Reynolds | 10 July, 2019, 21:43

"You have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person and you need to do better for everyone".

President Trump's played coy this week, telling reporters he hasn't yet thought about whether he would invite the U.S. Women's National Soccer team to the White House following their domination at the 2019 World Cup in France over the weekend.

"Women's soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is 'not going to the F.ing White House if we win, ' " Trump wrote in an edited version of a tweet that initially and accidentally tagged someone other than Rapinoe. After teasing him slightly for getting interrupted with chants - "Everybody in the position of power gets booed" - Rapinoe said she was going to endorse Cordeiro. "You're excluding. Americans that maybe support you", she said.

If you know nothing about Rapinoe, then know that during the women's World Cup tournament, she made headlines by claiming she's "not going to the f***ing White House". "Maybe America is great for a few people right now, but it's not great for enough Americans".

Rapinoe had vowed prior to the victory to stay home if Trump invited the team to Washington. Last month, the two sides agreed to mediation but Rapinoe remained critical of how global soccer body Federation Internationale de Football Association treats women players, noting that president Gianni Infantino's pledge to double the women's World Cup prize pool money would still leave a large gap with the men. And I think this team really understands, and is so prideful that we do carry with us other people when we step out on the pitch.

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Rapinoe was on CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 when she was asked if she had a message for Trump.

"If we want to talk about the ideals we stand for, the song and the anthem and what we are founded on, I think I am extremely American", she told reporters. "No one is saying they want to leave America but as one of the great countries in the world we need to constantly look within and challenge ourselves to be better so everyone else can be better around us".

Rapinoe has also said many of her teammates agree with that position.

While the Golden Ball victor and her teammates have since turned their attention towards equal pay, the PPP found she trumped the current president 42% to 41%. I don't want to fight with my bosses all the time; we don't want to file lawsuits.

Trump was more gracious after the final, congratulating the team for winning the World Cup and saying: "America is proud of you all".

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