Donald Trump led a refrain of conservative cheers on Sunday after the U.S. ladies’s soccer crew was eradicated from the World Cup.
The crew misplaced 5–4 to Sweden on penalties and crashed out within the second spherical – their first ever exit from a serious match.
Megan Rapinoe, Trump’s outdated nemesis, missed a penalty, ending her final World Cup in a disappointing style.
Rapinoe, 38, retires after the match, with two World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal.
The outspoken Rapinoe is as well-known for her activism and help of left-wing causes as she is for her athletic achievements, and Trump singled her out for explicit libel on Sunday, as standard.
President Donald Trump reveals off a World Cup soccer ball given to him by Russian President Vladimir Putin throughout a joint press convention after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland
A shocked Rapinoe is seen after the US is knocked out of the match
“The ‘shocking and totally unexpected’ loss of the US women’s soccer team to Sweden is completely symbolic of what is happening to our once great nation under Crooked Joe Biden,” Trump wrote on social media.
Many of our gamers have been overtly hostile to America – No different nation behaved like this, and even shut.
‘WAKE UP IS EQUALS TO FAIL.
Nice shot Megan, the US is going to hell!!! MAGA.’
Benny Johnson, chief artistic officer at Turning Point USA, additionally scoffed at Rapinoe’s missed penalty.
“Furthered the humiliation of American women’s soccer,” Johnson tweeted.
After profitable back-to-back World Cups, closely favored Team USA has been eradicated by Sweden within the (spherical of 16).
“Team USA’s demise was delivered by the shameful free kick of anti-America, anti-women activist Megan Rapinoe here.”
Joey Mannarino, a conservative political strategist, stated, “I support America every time they get involved in sports, except for women’s soccer.
“The game was lost because Megan Rapinoe, the awake piece of dirt, missed a penalty kick.
So Megan now bears the responsibility for why the US lost.
‘I’m so happy to see it.
‘Wake up, go bankrupt!
“Megan Rapinoe is now retiring with her head bowed in shame.”
Trump, seen in South Carolina on Sunday, applauded Rapinoe’s disappointment
Rapinoe, recognized for her outspoken political opinions and activism, was mocked by Donald Trump on Sunday
The crew might be seen on July 27 for his or her first spherical of the World Cup
Rapinoe kneels in the course of the nationwide anthem in September 2016, in help of Colin Kaepernick’s protest in opposition to police brutality. It marked the start of her feud with Trump
American soccer star Megan Rapinoe (pictured) stated her crew can be pleased to simply accept New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s invitation to the Senate after their 2019 World Cup win – however not the White House
Rapinoe is seen speaking to Barack Obama on the White House after profitable the 2015 World Cup
Obama poses with the ladies’s crew and their workers in 2015
Rapinoe garnered nationwide consideration when she knelt for the nationwide anthem throughout a world sport in September 2016 — a transfer in help of NFL participant Colin Kaepernick’s stance in opposition to police brutality and racial inequality within the United States.
Rapinoe additionally demanded that the ladies’s crew be paid the identical as the lads – a battle that was lastly received in February 2022.
She’s been feuding with Trump for years, saying she wouldn’t go to the White House, as is custom, in the event that they received the 2019 World Cup – which they did.
In response to her assertion that she “didn’t go to the fucking White House,” Trump stated, “Megan should never disrespect our country, the White House or our flag, especially because so much has been done for her.” & the crew.’
After her crew’s win, she used an interview with Meet The Press in July 2019 to say she didn’t really feel welcome in Trump’s America.
“I think Trump’s message excludes people who are like me and are natural to me,” Rapinoe stated.
“But it also excludes a lot of people in its base.
“And I think he’s trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.”
Later that month, when Trump instructed lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-ridden places they came from,” Rapinoe stated that was ‘disgusting’.
She additionally described the Supreme Court overturning nationwide abortion rights as intentionally “cruel.”
She later added, “You can understand from an individual perspective how hard it is to live in a country where you have a constant, relentless, violent tide against you – an attack as a woman, and it would be a gay, and as a non-binary person, as a trans person.’
In August 2021, Trump criticized the “left-wing maniacs” on the US ladies’s soccer crew, saying they’d have received gold on the Tokyo Olympics in the event that they hadn’t been so “awakened.”
The former president additionally referred to as Rapinoe the “woman with the purple hair” and stated she performed “terribly” after they completed with the bronze medal, following a victory over Australia.
“If our football team, led by a radical group of left-wing maniacs, hadn’t woken up, they would have won the gold medal instead of the bronze,” he stated.
“Waking up means you lose, everything awake goes bad, and our football team certainly has that.
“However, there were a few patriots. Unfortunately, they need more than that with respect for our country and national anthem. They should replace the Woksters with Patriots and win again.”