Now, Rapinoe is asking those who question her patriotism to examine her words and actions more closely, arguing, "Maybe you don't agree with every single way that I do it, and that can be discussed; I know that I'm not ideal". In the meantime, it stands for the national anthem, but neither she sings, yet she puts her Hand on his heart.
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited them to the House of Representatives and Krieger said she would "absolutely" take her up on the offer.
"I expect him to have a lot better things to do before that got on the to-do list", she said of Trump's Twitter spree. Bird wrote she "freaked out a little" when she saw what the president wrote but went on to share that Rapinoe was unfazed by the whole exchange.
She had used an expletive to emphasize her opposition to visiting the White House if the US team were invited by President Donald Trump.
"It was really nothing too serious but with such a short time between the two games (France and England) I just wasn't able to go, for myself and also for the team it was best to not even try".
United States' forward Megan Rapinoe looks on during warm up prior to the France 2019 Women's World Cup semi-final football match between England and U.S., on Tuesday at the Lyon Satdium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France.
When it comes to her tiff with Trump, Rapinoe's teammates have vocalized their support for her, as did her girlfriend, basketball phenom Sue Bird.
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"I think for detractors, I would have them look hard into what I'm saying and the actions that I'm doing".
"I know I'm not flawless but I think that I stand for honesty and for truth".
In her impassioned comments, she said she believes she stands for truth and honesty, and "wanting to have the conversation".
Aside from accusations of being un-American, Rapinoe and the current WWC holders have come under criticism for their "ruthlessness" on the pitch displayed through apparently classless celebrations.
However the 33-year-old has adamantly denied she lacks patriotism and told reporters in response: "I think I am particularly American and very deeply American, if you want to talk about the ideals that we stand for and what we were founded on".
The US women's squad may yet get the chance to visit Washington D.C. Looking at the country honestly and saying yes, we are a great country, and there are many things that are so incredible and I feel very fortunate to be in this country. And it doesn't mean that we shouldn't always strive to be better. The whole team was chastised when players celebrated every goal in a 13-0 rout of Thailand to open the tournament. "I think I'm extremely American". "With that said, we work hard, we like to play hard and we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves".