Trump declines to say whether US women's soccer team should be paid as much as the men

Trump declines to say whether US women's soccer team should be paid as much as the men
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE on Wednesday declined to say whether members of the the United States women's national soccer team should be paid the same as the men's team as the players continue to fight for pay equity. 

When NBC News reporter Peter Alexander asked Trump whether women should receive equal pay, Trump responded, "We'll talk about that later."

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayStephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment MORE on Wednesday said the president "supports equal pay for equal work," but declined to say whether he would support the women's team's effort. 


"We’re very proud of their athletic achievement," she said. "But stop trying to politicize really great events like women’s soccer."

All 28 players on the team in March filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, alleging gender discrimination. 

They accused their employer of “institutionalized gender discrimination” including inequity in pay, practice time, practice locations, medical treatment, coaching and travel.

The team won its third World Cup title in 2015 and is currently defending that title in France. Lawmakers Tuesday congratulated the team on winning its opening match, with some, including 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand2020 Presidential Candidates Krystal Ball: Yang campaign a 'triumph of substance over the theatre' Three 2020 candidates have missed about half of Senate votes MORE (D-N.Y.), calling for them to receive equal pay. 

Brett Samuels contributed to this report.