US President Donald Trump fires back at Megan Rapinoe: 'Finish the job!'

Trump also took aim at the NBA's decision to move away from using the term "owner" in a loaded tweet Wednesday morning.

Published : Jun 26, 2019 21:51 IST

Donald Trump took aim at the Megan Rapinoe and NBA in a series of tweets.
Donald Trump took aim at the Megan Rapinoe and NBA in a series of tweets.

Donald Trump took aim at the Megan Rapinoe and NBA in a series of tweets.

There's a lot to unpack in President Donald Trump's latest Twitter rant.

Trump fired back at USWNT star Megan Rapinoe in a series of tweets Wednesday after she said she's "not going to the f—ing White House" if the United States wins the Women's World Cup one day earlier.

"Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is 'not going to the White House if we win.'" Trump tweeted.

He then moved away from the subject and took aim at the NBA's decision to stop using the term "owner" in the loaded tweet.

"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," Trump continued.

READ | US president Trump criticises Rapinoe's anthem protest

Back to soccer, Trump once again turned his attention to Rapinoe.

"I am a big fan of the American Team (sic), and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!" Trump tweeted. "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 & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!"

Rapinoe was candid in her response Tuesday when asked about a potential visit the White House, saying, "We're not going to be invited."

She added that she has called herself a "walking protest" after being inspired by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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