[Donald Trump] It's a real sad dig into an old bag. I'm just like, 'You're rooting for people to do bad?' Yikes. — American soccer star Megan Rapinoe
[Donald Trump] It's a real sad dig into an old bag. I'm just like, 'You're rooting for people to do bad?' Yikes. — American soccer star Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe responds to Trump over criticism of US women's soccer team: 'You're rooting for people to do bad?'
  • Megan Rapinoe called Trump's criticism of the US women's soccer team a "sad dig."
  • Trump accused the team of being "woke" and not focused on winning during their Olympic run.
  • Rapinoe has publicly clashed with Trump in the past, spurning a 2019 invite to visit the White House.
American soccer star Megan Rapinoe on Friday responded to former President Donald Trump's assertion that the women's national team would have captured a gold medal instead of bronze at the Tokyo Olympics if they weren't "woke."

During an interview with NBC, Rapinoe, who helped lead the team to a 4-3 win over Australia to win the bronze medal, was asked if she had seen Trump's statement castigating the team. The former president, in a statement issued by his Save America PAC, accused the soccer players of being "woke" and not focused on winning.

... Rapinoe, who in 2019 tussled with Trump after spurning an invite to visit the White House to mark the team's FIFA World Cup victory, said that she heard about the former president's statement but did not have much to offer in response.

"It's a real sad dig into an old bag," she said of Trump's comments. "I'm just like, 'You're rooting for people to do bad?' Yikes."
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