Rapinoe: Trump's message divides 'so he can conquer'

Rapinoe: Trump's message divides 'so he can conquer'
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Soccer star Megan Rapinoe said on Sunday that President Trump's message divides Americans. 

"I think Trump's message excludes people that look like me and are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base, as well," Rapinoe said on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

"And I think that he's trying to divide so he can conquer and not unite so we can all conquer," she said. 


Rapinoe has said publicly that she'd decline an invite to the White House to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team's recent Women's World Cup Win. 

The team beat its own record, winning a fourth World Cup.

"How do you tell a Trump supporter who loves watching you and is like, 'I wish she'd go to the White House?'" NBC's Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBret Baier calls out Trump for lashing out at Fox News polls: 'Fox has not changed' White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm Possible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat MORE asked Rapinoe. 

"I'd try to share our message," she responded. "Do you think all people are treated equal? Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated? Do you believe that everyone should have health care? Do you believe we should treat everyone with the respect? Those are the basics we are talking about."