This week the co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team vowed she wouldn’t visit the White House if her squad wins the World Cup, noting, “We’re not going to be invited.” President Trump responded by inviting the entire team, win or lose. “Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag,” he tweeted. Rapinoe, an outspoken advocate for women’s and LGBT rights, has also refused to sing the national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
Can Team USA win? It’s dominated the tournament so far, but the next big test will be against France in the quarterfinals Friday.