Published: Wed, July 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend Craps All Over President Trump, 'Rude Man'

Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend Craps All Over President Trump, 'Rude Man' Megan Rapinoe, who had scored all four of the Americans' goals in the knockout rounds, was on the bench Tuesday to start Team USA's Women's World Cup semifinal against England in Lyon. She has been a pioneer for LGBT rights across America, using her profile and platform to fight for what she believes in.

Rapinoe was injured late in the second half of the 2-1 win against France last Friday. "The team has taken very seriously that we are role models", she says, "not just for little girls and little boys, but for other women".

For many of us who weren't necessarily big soccer fans before, the recent tension between her and Trump has turned us into die-hards. "I'm ready for any role".

There was widespread elation at the end, but for Rapinoe it was torture to watch.

"It's awful so stressful; it's hard". "It's hard. You put everything into this game ..."

"It won't happen again except let me be clear it might", she says.

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When she finally reached goalkeeper Naeher, she bear-hugged her first and then lifted her off her feet.

Bird said that she and Rapinoe had similar politics, both severely critical of the president. "It's one thing to take a penalty, it's another to save one and keep your cool". She has sponsors to please, endorsements to earn, and a national entity to serve, but she clearly feels she doesn't have to make compromises on her wider political objectives.

Christen Press stepped into Rapinoe's place in the United States lineup and promptly scored a goal 10 minutes into the 2-1 win against England. Most of the players will be belting out the words to "Star Spangled Banner" to get them motivated for the semi-final but the American activist will remain tight-lipped in another act of proud defiance. "So I think that's pretty normal", Ellis said. We talked a lot about the depth that we have and this is the moment that you need to display it. Today's game will likely see Bronze sticking to Rapinoe, trying to stop the winger from doing what she does so well.

She also chimed in on the equal pay debate.

Rapinoe's assertion that she was "not going to the f****** White House" if U.S. retained their title in France did not sit well with United States president Trump, who told her to "finish the job" first before inviting the whole team to Washington, regardless of whether they win the tournament or not.

Rapinoe has been in the spotlight after President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant, calling out the US women's national team star for saying she won't visit the White House and for refusing to sing during the national anthem. AOC issued the entire team an invite to the House of Representatives...

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