Megan Rapinoe has hit back at Donald Trump after he refused to back the U.S soccer team at the Tokyo Olympics in an official statement.
Rapinoe slammed Trump for his “real sad dig” after he claimed “the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics.”
The former POTUS made the comments in an official statement to the press andhe statement read: “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,” he continued. “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. The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job.”
Trump’s description of “the woman with the purple hair” is believed to be aimed at USWNT forward Rapinoe.
And now, Rapinoe has responded to Trump’s statement that criticized her team for being “woke.”
Speaking in an interview with NBC, Rapinoe was asked if she had seen Trump’s statement criticizing the team, to which she responded: “It’s a real sad dig into an old bag. I’m just like, ‘You’re rooting for people to do bad?’ Yikes.”
Rapinoe also added that while the team did not experience “the tournament we wanted” while at the Games, she was proud of the team’s efforts.
“The performance we had in the last game, that’s who we want to be and that’s who we are,” she said.
It comes after the U.S soccer team fell short in the semi-final match with Canada, 1-0, putting them out of contention for the Olympic gold medal. The U.S team won bronze while the Canadian team went on to defeat Sweden and win gold.
As per New York Times, following the teams bronze medal win, Team U.S player Becky Sauerbrunn said: “That bronze means so much. It feels like we really had to earn that thing. And we’re very proud of it.
“Obviously we wanted to get a gold medal. Everyone wants to get a gold medal, Americans love golds. The fact is we potentially didn’t deserve to get a gold medal. We had to change the goal, and it became: ‘Let’s get that bronze.'”