Megan Rapinoe dismisses Donald Trump criticism: ‘He should have better things to do’

Rapinoe is not a fan of President Trump (Picture: Getty)

Megan Rapinoe has hit back at Donald Trump after the US President suggested the World Cup star had disrespected her country.

The USA winger, who is a vocal figure in the LGBT community, dismissed the idea of attending the White House were her team to win the World Cup.

The comments, made weeks before the tournament, sparked an angry response from President Trump, but Rapinoe insisted she would continue to speak her mind.

‘I expect him to have a lot better things to do before that got on the to-do list,’ she said. ‘I’m sure he skipped over a number of things.

Rapinoe has been in fine form in the World Cup (Picture: Getty)

‘I like to be open and honest. It feels weird to be any other way or to hold that back.

‘I think becoming older and a little bit more secure with myself I’m probably becoming more brazen, but I think that’s always been there.

‘I think that I am particularly and uniquely and very deeply American. If we want to talk about the ideals that we stand for and the songs and the anthem and sort of what we were founded on, I think I’m extremely American.

‘I feel very fortunate to be in this country, I’d never be able to do this in a lot of other places but also, that doesn’t mean that we can’t get better, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t always strive to be better.

‘I think that this country was founded on a lot of great ideals but it was also founded on slavery, and I think we just need to be really honest about that and be really open in talking about that so we can reconcile that and hopefully move forward and make this country better for everyone.’

Rapinoe, who is currently third in the race for the World Cup Golden Boot, is set to feature in the final after the USA beat England in their semi-final on Tuesday.

President Trump was annoyed by Rapinoe’s comments (Picture: Getty)

The 33-year-old did not play against England due to injury, but has knelt during her country’s national anthem as a form of protest.

President Trump insisted he would invite the women’s team to the White House after slamming Rapinoe for criticising him.

He said: ‘Women’s soccer player, Megan Rapinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the f****** White House if we win”. Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level… ….in our country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number ever), leagues and teams love coming to the White House.

The USA play in the final on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

‘I am a big fan of the American team, and Women’s soccer, but Megan should win first before she talks!

‘Finish the job! We haven’t yet… invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the team, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our country, the White House, or our flag, especially since so much has been done for her and the team. Be proud of the flag that you wear. The USA is doing great!

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