“No. I don't think so,” Trump said in an exclusive Monday interview with The Hill when asked about Rapinoe’s protests during the national anthem, also noting that he "loves watching women's soccer." "They're really talented," he added. © AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez, File Nike Debuts Limited Edition Kaepernick Jersey After Collusion Case Settles The US national team advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after defeating Spain 2-1 Monday afternoon. In a video posted by Eight by Eight Magazine on Twitter Monday, Rapinoe can be heard telling an interviewer, "I'm not going to the f**king White House … We're not going to be invited." — Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019 Rapinoe, who helped the US women's team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, was the first white and female athlete to take a knee in protest during the national anthem. She did so in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when he became the first athlete and NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem before games in 2016 in protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the US. Rapinoe first took the knee… Read full this story
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