June 20, 2024

Women’s World Cup: Trump attacks the USA women’s national team

soccer “The United States is going to hell!”

Trump goes after the World Cup of the United States on the national players

“Good shot Megan, the United States is going to hell!”

Former US President Donald Trump has criticized American soccer player Megan Rapinoe on his social platform ‘Truth Social’. US women’s soccer had previously surprisingly lost the World Cup’s Round of 16 against Sweden.

Donald Trump uses the sudden end of the World Cup in the United States to settle scores with the national team. Above all, superstar Megan Rapinoe infuriates the former US president. Departure is punishment, Trump rumble.

DrThe United States’ early exit from the Women’s World Cup is reverberating. While the dramatic round of 16 defeat by Sweden shocked fans in the United States, Donald Trump was thrilled at the end. The 77-year-old former president used the World Cup debacle to publicly compromise with the US team, especially with superstar Megan Rapinoe. Trump has a deep enmity for the forward, who missed a penalty against Sweden for years.

“Good blow Meghan, the United States is going to hell!” Trump wrote on the social media platform Truth Social. Then the Republican accused some of the national players of bad intentions. “Many players are directly hostile to the United States.” Leaving is the punishment, said Trump, who also called his successor Joe Biden: “The shocking and totally unexpected defeat against Sweden is symbolic of what our country is happening under the evil Joe Biden.”

Rapinoe and Trump have publicly attacked each other several times in the past few years. When the United States became world champions in France in 2019, Rapinoe refused to sing the national anthem for taking a stand against Trump’s policies. The openly gay American player criticizes, among other things, homophobic statements by the president. Rapinoe declined the mandatory visit to the White House after winning the title.

Donald Trump used the US’s elimination to settle scores with the women’s team

Credit: AP/Alex Brandon

For Rapinoe, the loss to Sweden was the last big game of her career. “I’ve loved everything about my career and will miss it terribly, but it also feels like a fitting opportunity,” she says. “It’s kind of black humor that I missed the penalty kick in that match. I joke a lot at the wrong time, so maybe that was the karma.”

See also  Champions League deal: Bayern fail despite win over PSG - late Chelsea bankruptcy is enough