On Sunday, the United States President Donald Trump has praised the women’s soccer team to congratulate them for their victory in the World Cup and claims to invite them to the White House, few days after he had a fight with the captain of the soccer team.
President Trump tweets, “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!” He had exchanged points with player of the tournament Captain Megan Rapinoe during the finals in France.
Captain Rapionoe had led her side of victory in the World Cup, told sources in the last month that she would not visit the White House if they were invited, the US President fired off a number of Twitter posts reads: “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 US is doing GREAT!” added Trump.
The US President has promise an invitation to the women’s soccer team in the White House “win or lose”.
However, when enquired if he would invite the soccer team to the White House, President Trump replied that “we haven’t really thought about it. We will look at that.”
Women Soccer National Team Coach Jill Ellis said that she wouldn’t bet on an invite.
The US duly claimed that their 4th World Cup title with 2-0 win against Netherlands in Lyon, with goals from Rose Lavelle and Rapinoe.
Former President of the United States, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton has also turned to social media to congratulated the women’s soccer team, along with numerous other athletes, politicians, and celebrities.
The US President further waded into the female athlete pay debate, claims that he “would like to see” women get paid high as their male counterparts, but said that further study is required.
On Saturday, Captain Rapino tool aim at world soccer’s governing body FIFA over a sustainable space in the prize money offered to the women’s soccer team World Cup champions compared to male winners.