US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe accepted Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s invitation to visit Congress, while saying the team won’t go to the White House if invited by the US President Donald Trump, reported Independent.
The team won the Women’s World Cup Sunday and returned to the US Monday. Upon the arrival Rapinoe told reporters: “We don’t want to go to the White House.” “So I figure that’s why the invitation hasn’t come,” she added.
“Maybe he sent it by mail and it’s just sort of, slowly to get here.”
When asked about Schumer’s invitation, Rapinoe responded: “We’re very happy to accept your invitation to come.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she had invited the whole team to visit Capitol “by popular demand on both sides of the aisle.”
Earlier this month Rapinoe had made a comment that she was “not going to the f*****g White House” in case of the victory. It was the fourth time for the American women’s soccer team to win the World Cup.
Although President Trump reacted angrily to Rapinoe’s first statement about not visiting the White House, he still congratulated the team and said, “America is proud of you all.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website