Trump Praises US on World Cup Success After Row with Captain

U.S. President Donald Trump praised the women’s national soccer team in the wake of their World Cup triumph on Sunday and said he would look into inviting them to the White House, just days after a spat with the captain.

“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!” tweeted Trump, who had exchanged barbs with player of the tournament Megan Rapinoe during the finals in France.

After Rapinoe, who led her side to victory on Sunday, told a reporter last month she would not go to the White House if the team were invited, Trump fired off a series of tweets saying: “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!…”

“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!”

He went on to promise a White House invitation to the team “win or lose.”

However, when asked by reporters on Sunday if Trump would invite the team to the White House, he said, “We haven’t really thought about it. We will look at that.”

English-born U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis said she would not bet on an invite.

The United States duly claimed their fourth World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon, with goals from Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle.

Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also tweeted their congratulations, along with numerous other politicians, athletes and celebrities.

Trump also waded into the female athlete pay debate, saying that he “would like to see” women paid as much as their male counterparts, but noted that further study was needed.

Rapinoe on Saturday took aim at world soccer’s governing body FIFA over a sizeable gap in the prize money offered to women’s World cup champions compared to male winners.

via newsmax

6 comments

  1. I think he should invite the entire team, and let the members decide to show up or not.

    The invite will speak Well for the President, because it IS NOT a political issue.

    And those who reject the invitation will be PROVING their CHILDISHNESS AND IMMATURITY for the entire world.

    On the subject of ‘pay equality’…

    EARN THE FOLLOWING the Mens team has EARNED so the league pulls in the SAME REVENUE, then have a sit down and discuss the issue.

    YOU EARN IT FIRST!

  2. Women’s soccer is not nearly as popular as Men’s soccer, and does not draw the big name sponsorship that men’s does. The Ignorant, Anti-American rant by Rapinoe and others SHOULD cut their sponsors enthusiasm for the sport. She is just one more ignorant clown who can’t understand what that kind of publicity does to a sport. Just ask the NFL if you don’t believe.

  3. Invite the team and let the anti-Americans, anti-Trumpers and other anti whatevers go to Burger King.

  4. If the figures fake news CBS put out this evening is true, the women’s team actually brought in more revenue than the men’s team this year. “IF” this is true (remember this is fake news CBS) then they have earned it and should bet it.

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