U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invitation by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSecurity policy expert: Defense industry donations let lawmakers 'ignore public opinion' Do progressives prefer Trump to compromise? Don't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery MORE (D-N.Y.) to visit the Capitol after she turned down an invite to visit the White House.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“Consider it done,” Rapinoe replied Friday.
Consider it done @AOC— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) June 29, 2019
The invitation to visit the Capitol comes amid a public spat between Rapinoe and President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE.
The soccer star said in an interview earlier in the week that she’s “not going to the f---ing White House” if the U.S. women's national team wins the World Cup.
Trump fired back at Rapinoe, tweeting that “leagues and teams love coming to the White House” and that he is a “big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer,” but he warned that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!"
“We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose,” he added.
Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain, doubled down Thursday, saying, “I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House.”
The U.S. women’s team defeated France 2-1 in Friday's quarterfinal to advance in the World Cup. Rapinoe scored both of the team’s goals.