The U.S Women’s national soccer team player and co-captain Megan Rapinoe has protested during the National anthem by standing silent and not putting her hand over her heart like the other players.
Her protest was inspired by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest bring attention to the police brutality and racial inequality. Rapinoe, who sees herself as a “walking Protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” became the first white athlete to kneel during the national anthem at a sporting event in 2016.
After which, the United States Soccer Federation adopted a policy that requires players to stand during the national anthem.
During a recent interview with Eight by Eight Rapinoe was asked whether a visit to the white house was on cards if her team is successful in retaining their crown, to which she responded by saying: “I’m not going to the fucking white house.”
“No, I’m not going to the White House. We’re not going to be invited.”
On Tuesday Trump responded to her actions
“No, I don’t think so,” Trump told The Hill when asked if Rapinoe should protest during the national anthem.
Trump went on to say that he loves to watch the women’s soccer adding: “They are really talented”.