People cheered when US Women's Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe told a reporter that she wouldn't be "going to the f---ing White House" following the Women's World Cup.
President Donald Trump was not one of those people.
Rapinoe has been open about her distaste for Trump. In the past, Rapinoe has knelt during the National Anthem in solidarity with NFL player Colin Kaepernick's peaceful protest against police brutality and systemic racism. Trump has railed against these protests in the past and today, responding to Rapinoe's White House comment, was no different.
Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F...ing White House if we win.” Other tha… https://t.co/MbHN7KvVAr— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1561560157.0
....in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the… https://t.co/rMEptv9aWm— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1561560158.0
....invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Count… https://t.co/2ProI1ou4Y— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1561560158.0
In a since-deleted version of the tweet, however, Trump tagged @meganrapino instead of @mpinoe.
It turns out she's no fan of Trump either, which she didn't hesitate to make clear by siding with the soccer champion.
and she was right to say so cry me a river plus this isn’t even her acc https://t.co/gKQnfclIUZ— not megan rapinoe (@not megan rapinoe)1561559386.0
Given Trump's 60+ million followers, Rapino's mentions soon blew up and hilarity ensued.
my replies are popping off— not megan rapinoe (@not megan rapinoe)1561559554.0
mom come pick me up old men are attacking me— not megan rapinoe (@not megan rapinoe)1561561493.0
tr*mp is really gonna get me to 1k followers eye-— not megan rapinoe (@not megan rapinoe)1561561040.0
Rapino, who hadn't tweeted since March of 2017, instantly became a Twitter celebrity.
@meganrapino You are a champion!!!— Concerned in AK (@Concerned in AK)1561565057.0
@meganrapino https://t.co/BfRr8vVsn7— House Stark Bannerwoman (@House Stark Bannerwoman)1561561541.0
As it turns out, Rapino wasn't the only one who stood in stark disagreement with Donald Trump.
@realDonaldTrump She is doing what all patriots should be doing....standing up to a corrupt administration.— laura Lynn Quigley (@laura Lynn Quigley)1561573722.0
@realDonaldTrump Exercising her Constitutional rights to express her opinions towards our government and our leader… https://t.co/QkFU6b7Hts— Savage Irish American 🇮🇪 🇺🇸 (@Savage Irish American 🇮🇪 🇺🇸)1561574835.0
@realDonaldTrump Every second you remain seated in office disrespects America and it’s people, the White House, and the American flag.— Shauna McClurg (@Shauna McClurg)1561574289.0
@realDonaldTrump Hunny, she just don’t like YOU— ash🌻 (@ash🌻)1561574076.0
Rapinoe hasn't responded.