World Cup star Megan Rapinoe is presented with 5,000 chicken nuggets so she doesn’t ‘miss out on the White House experience’ while on Kimmel after saying she doesn’t want to meet Trump despite no invitation being issued
- Megan Rapinoe, 34, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night with Alex Morgan, 30
- Soccer stars spoke about win against the Netherlands in Women’s World Cup
- Kimmel suggested soccer team should be paid more than men as they have won
- Rapinoe replied ‘we’re taking you to mediation with us’ and laughed with Morgan
- Was also given nuggets so she wasn’t ‘cheated out of’ White House experience
Published: 12:45 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 14:01 BST, 12 July 2019
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe was presented with 5,000 chicken nuggets while on Jimmy Kimmel last night so she wouldn’t miss out on ‘the experience of going to the White House.’
U.S Women’s Soccer Team members Megan Rapinoe, 34, and Alex Morgan, 30, appeared on the talk show last night fresh from their victory against the Netherlands.
On the show the sports stars spoke about life after their win, the fight for women to be paid the same as men, and Rapinoe saying she wouldn’t visit the White House.
However at the end of their appearance Kimmel delighted the women by revealing a mound of 5,000 chicken nuggets and actors dresses as secret service agents.
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Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan were presented with 5,000 chicken nuggets so they wouldn’t miss out ‘on the experience of going to the White House’ while on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night
As well as the huge mound of nuggets, two actors dressed as Secret Service agents were seen on the show in a mock up room of the Oval Office
Last night Kimmel, 51, said: ‘I don’t want to cheat you out of the experience of going to the White House so I’ve prepared something special for you.
‘If you really are the champions we know you are, the three of us will eat these before the show is done.’
‘Every last one of them,’ Rapinoe replied as she laughed at the stunt with her team mate.
Rapinoe had previously said in an interview in January, which resurfaced this month, that she had no intention of visiting ‘the f***ing White House’.
Rapinoe, left, and Morgan, middle, spoke about wanting equal pay for female soccer stars on the show. Kimmel, left, said they should be paid more seeing as they won the competition
President Trump responded and said the soccer star should ‘never disrespect our country, the White House, or our flag.’
The President posed for a picture with multiple McDonald’s items in January after he bought fast food for the Clemson University Tigers.
Also on Kimmel last night Rapinoe discussed wanting equal pay for female soccer players, and told Kimmel she’d take him to mediation.
Kimmel said: ‘You want equal pay. I think is a mistake, shouldn’t you be paid more?
‘I know men’s is bigger umbrella but as for U.S. teams – how many World Cup’s has the men’s teams won? Not one of them right?’
Rapinoe and Morgan, pictured, laughed at the joke and agreed that they would eat ‘every last one’ of the chicken nuggets before the show was over
The sports stars, Morgan left and Rapinoe right, bought the Women’s Soccer World Cup trophy with them on the show last night
Rapinoe smiled at Kimmel’s suggestion and declared: ‘We’re taking you to mediation with us.’
Teammate Morgan then added: ‘We are working towards that but I also think our fans and everyone is speaking for us.’
Both of the women also revealed that they’ve been inundated with support and messages since winning the Women’s World Cup.
Rapinoe said that her ‘inbox is hanging on for dear life’ and that she’s received dozens of messages from people she’s not heard from for years.
Yesterday it was revealed Rapinoe would like to meet Democrats including Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but she reaffirmed she wouldn’t like to meet the President.
U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe (pictured celebrating victory in the World Cup final on Sunday) has repeated her insistence that she will not meet President Donald Trump
The US women’s soccer team (pictured) won its fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory against the Netherlands in the final on Sunday
Accusing the president of ‘excluding’ gay people such as her, the World Cup’s top scorer said the winning U.S. team did not want to be ‘co-opted or corrupted’ by the Trump administration.
‘There are so many other people that I would rather talk to and have meaningful conversations that can really affect change in Washington than going to the White House,’ she told CNN‘s Anderson Cooper after returning home from France.
But she said the team would be happy to talk to people who ‘believe in the same things we believe in’ such as AOC and the Democratic House Speaker.
Repeating her refusal to go to the White House, she said: ‘I would not go, and every teammate that I’ve talked to explicitly about it would not go.’
Addressing the president, she blasted his Make America Great Again slogan and said: ‘Your message is excluding people.
‘You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of color, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support you.’