A host of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday congratulated the U.S. women’s national team following their 2-0 victory over Netherlands to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. women’s team earned their second consecutive title thanks to second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Christen Press, capping a dominant tournament in which the team never lost.
“Congratulations to the @USWNT on their World Cup win,” Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe ‘invisible primary’ has begun 2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists Trump trails Biden by 10 points in new poll MORE (D-Mass.) tweeted moments after the finish. “Your persistence on and off the field inspires girls and women everywhere to dream big, fight hard, and win.”
“Congratulations, ladies! You make us so proud, on and off the field,” Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe ‘invisible primary’ has begun 2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists Gillibrand vows to ratify UN treaty banning all discrimination against women if elected MORE (D-N.Y.) said, before making a pitch for pay equality among the men’s and women’s national teams.
“Once again the @USWNT has proven they’re the best team in the world—now let’s make sure they’re paid like it.
Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonMoulton knocks Trump for lack of military service 2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists American pride and the veterans running for president MORE (D-Mass.) suggested he’d invite the team to the White House should he be elected president.
“Congrats to the @USWNT on your inspirational run to victory. US leadership on the world stage,” he said. “Meet you in the White House in 2021?”
Multiple U.S. players expressed opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocratic senator: White House has ‘used cruelty to children’ as a tool of immigration policy Amash: ‘High-level’ Republicans privately thanked me for supporting Trump impeachment UN official: US can’t ignore that climate change will force 120 million people into poverty MORE amid the team’s run to a World Cup title. Rapinoe gained widespread attention last month after saying she would not accept an invite to the White House.
Trump responded by tweeting that he is a “big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer,” but added that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!”
Rapinoe’s teammate, Alex Morgan, said before Sunday’s final that the team would likely decide together on whether they’d visit the White House.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 7, 2019
Congratulations, ladies! You make us so proud, on and off the field.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 7, 2019
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) July 7, 2019
YES YES YES YES!
To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions. We’ll see you Wednesday at 9: 30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/bwCEoJYg3r
— Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden looks to rebound after tough week Politicians cheer USWNT over defeating England, qualifying for World Cup final MORE (@NYCMayor) July 7, 2019
Congrats! Go USA! https://t.co/n3IDacjiZ9