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Megan Rapinoe to Trump: 'You Need to Do Better for Everyone'

Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington

U.S. soccer players Julie Ertz (L), Megan Rapinoe (C) and Alex Morgan celebrate as they exit the plane with the Trophy for the FIFA Women's World Cup while the U.S team arrive at the Newark International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., July 08, 2019
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Megan Rapinoe (rah-PEE-noh) has accepted an invitation for the U.S. women’s soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory with a visit to Congress.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Rapinoe what she would like to say to Trump, and she responded: “Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of colour, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support you.”

She added, while looking straight into the camera, "You need to do better for everyone."

Rapinoe's message to Trump: You need to do better for everyone

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he looks forward to scheduling a time when “these inspiring women can come to the nation’s capital.”

Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in Congress invited the team to visit. Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington.

The team co-captain has said she’s not interested in celebrating at the White House. It’s unclear if the winning team would be invited by President Donald Trump to visit.