U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan is defending her team’s World Cup title in France next month. If the Americans win again, she says she will decline any possible invitation to visit President Trump at the White House.
She has previously been outspoken about Trump and his administration’s policies. Morgan tells Time Magazine in a profile published Thursday she doesn’t approve of many of the president’s decisions.
She says she doesn’t stand for a lot of things the modern office stands for. Specifically, she doesn’t agree with the administration’s policies about separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
If the president invites the team to the White House, Morgan says she will not go.
She states that athletes don’t have to be put in a little box. She adds that there’s an existing narrative about any athlete who’s spoken out about politics. People say, ‘stick to sports.’ She says that athletes are much more than that.
Alex Morgan has spoken out several times against president Trump and his administration in the past.
In 2017, she shared tweets saying she was in shock and disbelief over the president’s decision to suspend immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations.
In 2016, she thought Hillary Clinton would have beaten Trump in the election. However, states that at the same time, we have to accept what most of the nation has voted for, and that’s Donald Trump.
The U.S. women’s national team begin their journey to repeat World Cup title when they face Thailand on June 11th. The U.S. plays Chile and Sweden in the group stage of the World Cup also.
The U.S. has a match Sunday against Mexico.