SportsPulse: After a Twitter tirade from the president and the USWNT facing its biggest test of the World Cup, Megan Rapinoe and company had a performance for the ages. USA TODAY
Several U.S. women’s national team players have said they won’t be visiting Donald Trump in the White House after the World Cup, so Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz (D-N.Y.) extended an invitation to the team to tour the House of Representatives.
After the team’s 2-1 win against France in the quarterfinals on Friday, the freshman Congresswoman tweeted: “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.”
Rapinoe, who scored both goals Friday, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s offer in the affirmative: “Consider it done @AOC”
In a tweetstorm Wednesday, Trump raged at a months-old video of Rapinoe saying she is “not going to the (expletive) White House.
U.S. defender Ali Krieger responded later that day, saying that Trump gets angered by “women he ‘cannot control or grope'”
The team faces England in the semifinals on Tuesday.