In the video interview, which was shot before the World Cup, Rapinoe told an Eight by Eight magazine reporter who asked if she is excited about going to the White House, "I'm not going to the f-cking White House..." No, I'm not going to the White House.
The reigning world champions have swept aside all challengers so far in the World Cup and meet the hosts France on Friday for a quarter final that Rapinoe says she hopes will be "wild and insane".
"Megan should never disrespect our country, the White House, or our flag, especially since so much has been done for her and the team".
Trump noted that he hadn't yet invited the team but that he was now doing so. You have to respect our flag and our country.
Trump, writing on Twitter earlier today, has also urged the team to "finish the job" by winning the Women's World Cup in France.
In addition to shutting down the possibility of a White House invite, the soccer star called Trump "sexist", "racist" and "not a good person" in an interview with Yahoo Sports last month.
Megan Rapinoe of U.S. celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and US at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24, 2019, in Reims, France.
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And she's been protesting during the national anthem for three years, in solidarity with the movement Colin Kaepernick started, making her the first non-Black professional athlete to show her allyship at the field line.
"No. I don't think so", he responded. He has voiced similar negative opinions about NFL players' National Anthem protests in the past, even asserting that players who made a decision to kneel "maybe shouldn't be in the country".
In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, kicks the ball past Sweden's Lisa Dahlkvist.
Previously she has knelt at some stage in the national anthem in cohesion with feeble NFL superstar Colin Kaepernick, and had already attracted the United States president's ire for no longer singing the national anthem forward of World Cup games in France.
"Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly".
That's about as hard of a no as you can get - and not a surprising one, either.
She is one of the leaders of the USA women's fight for pay equality - they filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation in March accusing the organization of gender discrimination. The best kind of invite; one out of pure spite.