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Soccer Star Says Yes to AOC After No to Trump

Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation from Ocasio-Cortez
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2019 4:17 PM CDT
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates after scoring against France in the quarterfinals.   (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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(Newser) – US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is on the outs with President Trump, but not with another high-profile resident of DC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an invitation to Rapinoe and the entire US team to visit the House of Representatives after the World Cup is over—and Rapinoe already accepted, reports USA Today. "It may not be the White House, but we’d be happy to welcome @mPinoe & the entire #USWMNT for a tour of the House of Representatives anytime they’d like," wrote AOC. "Consider it done," responded Rapinoe.

2020 candidate Kamala Harris, meanwhile, then tweeted an invitation to the team to visit the Senate, notes Sports Illustrated. No word on that from Rapinoe, but teammate Alex Morgan sounds like she's on board. Rapinoe has already made clear that she will not visit Trump in the White House, and Trump has accused her of disrespecting the country for that stance. On the soccer field, meanwhile, Rapinoe is on fire. She has scored all four of USA's goals in the last two games to propel the team into Tuesday's semifinal against England. (Read more Megan Rapinoe stories.)

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