Former President Donald Trump is slamming the “woke” US ladies’s soccer team for failing to win the gold medal within the Tokyo Olympics, including, “everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has.”
“If our soccer team, headed by a radical group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn’t woke, they would have won the Gold Medal instead of the Bronze. Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has,” Trump stated Thursday in an emailed assertion.
“There were, however, a few Patriots standing. Unfortunately, they need more than that respecting our Country and National Anthem. They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again,” Trump added.
He additionally singled out Megan Rapinoe, who has been vocal in her criticism of the previous president and has taken on social justice initiatives and advocacy.
“The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job!,” he stated.
Trump aired his displeasure with the No. 1 ranked US Women’s National Soccer team, which was closely favored to win a gold medal, after it defeated Australia 4-3 for the bronze medal.
He additionally took a shot on the team final month after they lost to Sweden 3-0 within the opening contest, saying the loss was an instance of “woke politics.”
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“Woke politics takes the life and joy out of everything. Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your mind and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented,” Trump stated through the speech to the Turning Point Action political motion committee in Phoenix.
The ladies’s team took a knee together with Sweden’s squad earlier than their July 21 match in Tokyo to protest racism.
But the gamers stood through the taking part in of the nationwide anthem.
Rapinoe and a few members of the team started taking a knee through the anthem in 2016 in solidarity with former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Some members of the soccer squad additionally kneeled earlier than nationwide video games after the dying of George Floyd by the hands of police in May 2020.
In an interview with the Associated Press after the loss to Sweden, Rapinoe stated athletes ought to use their platforms to make their voices heard.
“We have people from Team USA, from all over the country, from all backgrounds, and people literally from all over the world for every other team so I obviously encourage everyone to use that platform to the best of their ability to do the most good that they possibly can in the world, especially as all eyes are on Tokyo these next couple weeks,” she said.