USWNT player Ali Krieger and the rest of her teammates were invited to the White House in a tweet from President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but she’s going to find something else to do instead.
In a tweet Krieger posted on Wednesday afternoon, she declined Trump’s invitation, choosing to instead stand by her USWNT teammate Megan Rapinoe.
In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.— Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) June 26, 2019
Krieger is specifically responding to Trump’s Wednesday morning tweet storm, in which he both invited the USWNT to the White House and criticized Rapinoe for protesting, and for her comment in a months-old video that went viral on Tuesday. In the video, Rapinoe said “I’m not going to the f---ing White House.”
Krieger is the first USWNT player to turn down Trump’s invitation, not counting the everlasting “no” that Rapinoe has issued. Krieger also tagged Rapinoe correctly in her tweet the first time, something that Trump didn’t manage to do.
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