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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. {mosads}

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 Todd 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.” 

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