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 TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance 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 ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death 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 GillibrandSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Suburban moms are going to decide the 2020 election Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits MORE (D-N.Y.), calling for them to receive equal pay. 

Brett Samuels contributed to this report.