Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message is Excluding People"

July 10th 2019


Fresh off her team’s undefeated run at this year’s World Cup, USWNT captain Magan Rapinoe is once again using her platform to criticize the president. During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Rapinoe took Trump to task for a number of things, mainly his rhetoric and the tagline “make america great again”.

"You're harking back to an era that was not great for everyone” she said. “It might have been great for a few people, and maybe America is great for a few people right now, but it's not great for enough Americans in this world". While maintaining that the team would refuse an invitation to the white-house, saying they don’t want to be “co-opted”, she did clarify that the team was open to meeting with Democratic leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz, Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. “Yes to AOC, yes to Nancy Pelosi, yes to the bipartisan Congress, yes to Chuck Schumer -- yes to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real substantive conversation, and that believes in the same things that we believe in" she said. 

Rapinoe’s visibility has grown immensely due to the success of her team, and it’s great to see her refuse to allow her team and their win to be used for White House propaganda.