As the World Cup-winning women's soccer team paraded along Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes last week, multiple fans held up posters calling for team co-captain Megan Rapinoe to join the presidential race.
Rapinoe hasn't been shy about sharing her opinions surrounding the current state of American politics and didn't back down when President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call her out directly, but running for a political position isn't on her to-do list these days.
In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, Rapinoe said she will continue to keep playing soccer but isn't sure she's qualified for office.
Instead, she plans to fight for equal pay every day "for myself, for my team and for every single person out there. Man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color, whatever it may be. Equal pay, as the great Serena Williams said, until I'm in my grave."
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says she will continue her fight for equal pay #MTP#[email protected]inoe: "I am going to fight for equal pay, every day. For myself, for my team and for every single person … man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color" pic.twitter.com/YSTvYEMdrB
Rapinoe also addressed what she hopes her legacy will be 20 years from now in the eyes of young women who watched her lead the U.S. to its fourth World Cup title.
"I hope they feel inspired that they can do that, that they can take on more," Rapinoe said. "That they're worth every penny and more. And that they have fun and with a smile doing it."
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