Trump won't say if World Cup champion US women's soccer team to get WH invite
7/8/2019 2:08:18 PM

Washington, DC, United States (4E) - President Donald Trump won't say if the World Cup champion US women's soccer team will be offered an invitation to visit the White House.

The US wrapped up its title run with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands Sunday but Trump told reporters "We haven't really thought about it. We'll look at that," regarding an invite.

It's customary for American sports champion teams to visit the White House, though the tradition is being tested by the USWNT due in part to LGBTQ issues some of the team's players support but say the president does not.

Star player Megan Rapinoe previously said she would decline an invitation to celebrate the win at the White House if it was offered.

Trump raised the issue again this week, tweeting that Rapinoe "should WIN first before she TALKS!"

He later said the team would be invited win or lose, but appeared to change his mind with Sunday's comment.

Asked about the situation, U.S. coach Jill Ellis said, "I don't know, I haven't been invited so I can't really say."

A foreign journalist then said it's a done deal, regarding a WH visit, to which Ellis said, "Well I wouldn't bet on that."

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