The former US president Donald trump affirmed this August 5, 2021 that if the women’s soccer team led by “a radical group of manic leftists” would have “respected the national anthem” in the Tokyo OlympicsInstead of the bronze medal, he would have won the gold.
The US women’s soccer team, winner of two world championships (2015 and 2019), won the bronze after winning Australia (3-4), suffering until the end despite the advantage obtained at the pace of Megan rapinoe, who scored a double, in minute 8 and 20, in the hour of the match that he played.
– FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) August 5, 2021
In a mailed statement, Trump lashed out at the American players that they did not wear in foot to hear the anthem in Tokyo, which he referred to with the term “woke”.
That word, which does not have a literal translation in Spanish, is used for athletes showing your discontent with the system and the racial injustice in USA in this way and for those who carry out other public demonstrations of the same type.
“Everything that is woke is going wrong and our football team has certainly gone wrong,” said the former president.
Although she appreciated that there were some “patriotic” players who listened to the anthem standing up, she indicated that more athletes are needed who “respect our country and our national anthem.”
Trump, who in 2019, when he was president, had a confrontation with the captain of the selection, Megan rapinoe, who did not want to visit the White House, recommended changing the “wokesters” to patriots to start winning again.
“The purple-haired woman (Rapinoe) played terribly. Spend a lot of time thinking about radical leftist politics instead of doing his job, “Trump said without mentioning who was one of the stars of the match.
Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBT organizations, including Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally.
It is also activist by equal treatment and the visibility to him Women’s Football.