Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Obama take another literary spin as crime-fighting duo Trump confidant: Acosta will be gone in weeks The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump under pressure to jettison Labor secretary MORE posed alongside a custom-made jersey to celebrate the U.S. women’s soccer team Wednesday.
In a tweet, Biden remarked that the team’s “talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay” should inspire all Americans following the team’s World Cup victory against the Netherlands.
“.@USWNT, congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all. #USWNTParade,” Biden tweeted.
.@USWNT, congratulations on the big win and thank you for the jersey! Your talent, heart, and advocacy for equal pay represents the best of America and serves as an inspiration for all. #USWNTParade pic.twitter.com/0cDZiV8xz0
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 10, 2019
Biden’s tweet was sent as members of the team appeared in New York City for a parade celebrating their win, the team’s fourth World Cup victory.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the jersey Biden displayed in the picture was new, or had been given to him after the team’s previous victory in 2015. Former President Obama tweeted a similar image on Wednesday with his own custom-made jersey emblazoned with the same number “19” as Biden’s.
The team last visited the White House that year, and it is unclear if the team will accept an invitation by the Trump administration following statements from Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain.
Rapinoe has vowed not to attend a White House visit, while team member Alex Morgan has stated that the remaining members will discuss whether to attend as a group. Rapinoe has, however, accepted several invitations from lawmakers such as Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGeorgia’s ‘millennial mayor’ enters race to unseat GOP senator Obama shows off custom US women’s soccer jersey to celebrate World Cup win Rapinoe to Trump: ‘You’re excluding people that look like me’ MORE (D-N.Y.), Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiObama shows off custom US women’s soccer jersey to celebrate World Cup win The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump under pressure to jettison Labor secretary High anxiety hits Senate over raising debt ceiling MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to visit Capitol Hill instead.