"We've got to know that this is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree, it's our responsibility to make this world a better place".
Rapinoe has skyrocketed to national prominence for leading her team's undefeated run to win the World Cup on Sunday, championing the lawsuit filed by 28 US Women's National Team players demanding pay equal to the men's team - and asserting that she would not be "going to the f*****g White House" if the women's team won the World Cup. After teasing him slightly for getting interrupted with chants - "Everybody in the position of power gets booed" - Rapinoe said she was going to endorse Cordeiro. "You're excluding me, you're excluding people that look like me, you're excluding people of color, you're excluding Americans that maybe support you", said Rapinoe.
When Cooper brought up those who see her actions as disrespecting the American flag, she countered that "I don't think anybody can deny the horrors of racism and Jim Crow and mass incarceration and. what's happening on the southern border and gay rights and women's rights" before adding that "I don't quite understand. where the miss is because I think a lot of the people that disagree with me would benefit greatly from a world that is better for everyone".
The US Women's Soccer team took home the W during the World Cup, winning their fourth title.
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On the same day of Trump's Twitter rant, defender Ali Krieger tweeted that she would stand with Rapinoe and "sit this one out as well".
"We haven't yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose", he said.
"I think the conversation needs to move from are we worth it or should we have equal pay to what can we do now", she said on "Good Morning America".
While the Golden Ball victor and her teammates have since turned their attention towards equal pay, the PPP found she trumped the current president 42% to 41%.
So, while a visit to the White House seems unlikely, Rapinoe said they would accept the invitations to Capitol Hill offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.