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Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

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Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan reiterate they are not interested in visiting the White House after their World Cup win, Rapinoe accepts an invitation by Chuck Schumer.

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Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT SHOWS: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JULY 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM WINGER, MEGAN RAPINOE, SAYING: "I held up my end of the bargain for sure.

We did it all, we won it all.

I think, in pretty entertaining fashion.

We've said publicly, at least I've said publicly, I think most the team, if not everybody, I think everybody, is with me.

We don't want to go to the White House.

So, I figured that's why the invitation hasn't come.

Maybe he sent it by mail and it's just sort of slowly to get here.

But I doubt it.

But I think we will at some point be going to Washington.

We've had so much support from so many politicians, from so many people there.

You know, just part of me, I feel like we're all sort of part of the same movement." 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM WINGER, MEGAN RAPINOE, SAYING: "That's great.

I love that.

Interesting to see what McConnell (U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) does.

Thank you, Chuck Schumer for inviting us out.

We are very happy to accept your invitation to come." 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FORWARD, ALEX MORGAN, SAYING: "Yeah, I don't want to necessarily speak for the entire team.

Obviously, we all have our own opinions and I'm sure that they'll get shared eventually.

I've said my piece.

I don't feel necessarily welcome there and so I don't believe that I will be individually attending.

I think, you know, in the past we've all decided as a team, so we'll have to see that in the future.

But there's a lot of things that President Trump, you know, has put in place that I don't stand for." 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM DEFENDER, CRYSTAL DUNN, SAYING: "We feel like you know just hearing that chant at the end was so special.

People really do believe that, you know, what we fight for is, is what is needed amongst the whole world.

It's not just us, it's about females across the board and people feeling like they need to be heard and everyone should have a voice, and I feel like our voice is so powerful and we always know that we can use it anywhere we go." STORY: Victorious U.S. Women's National Soccer Team players reiterated they were not interested in a White House visit as they arrived to a New York City hotel on Monday (July 8) after landing back in the United States.

The United States won a record-extending fourth women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday (July 7) as second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle confirmed their status as the leading power in the women's game.

"Yeah I don't want to necessarily speak for the entire team.

Obviously we all have our own opinions and I'm sure that they'll get shared eventually.

I've said my piece.

I don't feel necessarily welcome there and so I don't believe that I will be individually attending," forward Alex Morgan told reporters.

A jubilant Megan Rapinoe, who scored on a penalty kick in Sunday's (July 7) match in Lyon, France, hoisted the trophy for photographers and said they would be happy to accept U.S. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer invitation to Capitol Hill.

Rapinoe has captured attention throughout the tournament for her on-field performances and her willingness to speak on contentious topics, mainly equal pay with the men's game and her comment that she would not attend the White House if the team won, which drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump.

New York city mayor Bill de Blasio said the team would receive a "ticker tape parade" down the 'Canyon of Heroes' in Manhattan on Wednesday (July 10).



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