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Co-captain of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team Megan Rapinoe may be better known for her hatred of President Trump than for soccer. In a recent interview with soccer magazine Eight by Eight, she was asked, if her team wins the World Cup and receives an invitation to the White House, would she be “excited” to go.

She responded, “I’m not going to the f*****g White House.”No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not gonna be invited. I doubt it…[Trump] tries to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.”

(Scroll down for Trump’s response.)

Rapinoe is a huge fan of Colin Kapernick and began kneeling during the national anthem in the fall of 2016 to protest police brutality against blacks. When the U.S. Soccer Federation adopted a policy which required players to “stand and honor” the flag, she began to stand. But she wants you to know that she “refuses to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” or put her hand over her heart during it.”

When Rapinoe began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, she wrote:

I haven’t experienced over-policing, racial profiling, police brutality or the sight of a family member’s body lying dead in the street. But I cannot stand idly by while there are people in this country who have had to deal with that kind of heartache.

There is no perfect way to protest. I know that nothing I do will take away the pain of those families. But I feel in my heart it is right to continue to kneel during the national anthem, and I will do whatever I can to be part of the solution.

She said that it was “because of her utmost respect for the flag and the promise it represents” that she “took a knee.”

“When I take a knee, I am facing the flag with my full body, staring straight into the heart of our country’s ultimate symbol of freedom — because I believe it is my responsibility, just as it is yours, to ensure that freedom is afforded to everyone in this country.”

Three years later, little has changed.

According to The Washington Post, Rapinoe recently said that “just the fact that someone like her can play her way onto the team amounts to “kind of a good ‘F you’ to … the administration.”

I don’t understand the connection between the two, but that’s alright.

She also describes herself as “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration” because of “everything I stand for.”

It’s worth noting that Rapinoe began her protests in September 2016, two months before Trump won the presidency.

What was it again that goeth before a fall?