Donald Trump is firing back U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe — saying bluntly she should “WIN first before she TALKS!”
As we previously reported, the team USA co-captain went scorched Earth on Trump during an interview earlier this month … saying, “I’m not going to the f*cking White House” if the U.S. wins the World Cup.
— Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019
Trump obviously saw the comments … and is responding:
“Women’s soccer player [Megan Rapinoe] just stated that she is ‘not going to the F…ing White House if we win,'” Trump said.
“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 invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose.”
“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!”
Trump also weighed in on the story TMZ Sports broke … that several NBA teams and the NBA league office are moving away from the term “owner” because some players feel it’s racially insensitive.
“Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House.”
As for Rapinoe and Team USA — they’re scheduled to play Team France in the Round of 8 on Friday … so they’re getting pretty close.
Megan says she doesn’t believe ANY of her teammates would accept an invitation to the White House if they win the whole thing.
FYI — the 2015 USWNT World Cup winning squad — including Rapinoe — visited President Obama at the White House after their win over Japan.