President Donald Trump fires back at Megan Rapinoe: 'Finish the job!'

United States' Megan Rapinoe controls the ball during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims France Monday

Donald Trump has said that the US Women's National Team (USWNT) co-captain Megan Rapinoe should "win before she talks" one day after she said she's "not going to the f-- White House". Trump then extended an invitation to Megan and her team to the White House "win or lose".

Rapinoe also correctly predicted the president's knee-jerk reaction to her words as she pointed to his past rebuke of the Golden State Warriors when several players including Stephen Curry said they would not go to the White House even if they won an National Basketball Association championship.

"I'm not going to the f*****g White House", Rapinoe told a reporter for Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine, when asked Tuesday if she was excited to go to the White House if her team wins. "Be proud of the Flag that you wear", he wrote.

The national club co-captain has been one of Team USA's best players on the pitch during the FIFA Women's World Cup, and one of their strongest voices off it.

She said the reason she is doing this was that "Because I'm as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don't get to tell me if I can be here or not". Rapinoe said, "I'm not going to the fucking White House. No". No, I'm not going to the White House.

President Donald Trump isn't a fan of US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe's decision to protest during the national anthem. Her practice of silence has come into the spotlight with the USWNT in the Women's World Cup, and Trump recently said that he doesn't believe it's appropriate for her to protest during the anthem.

The comment by Rapinoe, who visited Barack Obama's White House after the team won the World Cup in 2015, is hardly surprising given her staunch and vocal opposition to Trump over the past few years, but it did raise the question of whether the national team would even be invited.

Rapinoe has been protesting since 2016, and her initial actions prompted the US Soccer Federation to create a rule that requires all players to "stand up respectfully" when the anthem is being performed. The women's team tops soccer association FIFA's world ranking, while the men's team is ranked No.30. "I mean, who draws more, where is the money coming in?" But, her decision not to sing has been a focus during this World Cup after she told Yahoo!

Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before her match against the Chicago Red Stars in 2016.

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