As the National Women's Soccer Team advances to the quarterfinals against France, the team's star midfielder and co-captain, Megan Rapinoe, was asked about the prospect of going to the White House in the event that they take home another championship. And her response was...honest.
In the video posted by Eight by Eight Magazine on Tuesday, Rapinoe is asked:
"Are you excited about going to the White House?"
Her blunt response:
"I'm not going to the f***ing White House."
“I’m not going to the fucking White House.” - @mPinoe https://t.co/sz1ADG2WdT— Eight by Eight (@Eight by Eight) 1561489462.0
"No. I'm not going to the White House. We won't be invited."
Many could relate to Rapinoe's reaction.
@8by8mag @polarbearsuburb @mPinoe Yeeees😂😂😂 she's a legend— just me, k bi (@just me, k bi) 1561497618.0
@8by8mag @mPinoe I like her answer! That’s exactly what I would have said!— Betty Vanaltenburg (@Betty Vanaltenburg) 1561497526.0
@8by8mag @mPinoe 🔥Badass— Jade #ThisIsOurWatch (@Jade #ThisIsOurWatch) 1561491425.0
@8by8mag @donnalouis74 @mPinoe Not usually a fan of women's soccer, but this is great!!! You go gurl— pamela marie (@pamela marie) 1561496604.0
@8by8mag @mPinoe @mPinoe Thank you for being a badass example to my daughter and my four sons.— Katie Wood Anderson (@Katie Wood Anderson) 1561496717.0
@8by8mag @mPinoe Yessss!!! https://t.co/QFxhkBa4vj— #PutAPriceOnIt🌎 (@#PutAPriceOnIt🌎) 1561491046.0
While some were disheartened by it.
@8by8mag @mPinoe So... one nation, one team...guess not. Sigh.... 🤦🏽♀️— 🍀 Honey in #33 🍀 “Alea iacta est” (@🍀 Honey in #33 🍀 “Alea iacta est”) 1561501102.0
@8by8mag @mPinoe Little girls look up to you. Try not to be more childish then they are.— naynay31 (@naynay31) 1561502323.0
Her loss, I guess...
What will they do instead?
@8by8mag @mPinoe Will you come to Philly instead? It’ll be a hell of a party!— Jared S. Cram (@Jared S. Cram) 1561496040.0
But one GIF really summed up the reaction:
@8by8mag @mPinoe WE STAN https://t.co/w4xb9n4sFQ— Daniel Kobin (@Daniel Kobin) 1561500037.0
Rapinoe has never minced words when it comes to her feelings about President Trump. She has called him "sexist," "misogynistic," and "racist" and refers to herself as a "walking protest." During the World Cup, she has refrained from singing the national anthem and putting her hand over her heart as a protest, which Trump has said he doesn't feel is "appropriate."