‘If our soccer team wasn’t woke, they would have won gold’: Trump tears into the ‘Leftist Maniacs’ in the US Women’s National Team who finished with bronze and the ‘woman with the purple hair who played terribly’
- Trump criticized the U.S. Women’s National Team in a statement on Thursday
- Came just hours after they took home the bronze medal from the Tokyo games
- ‘Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has’, he said
- ‘They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again’, Trump added in his attack
- He also called captain Megan Rapinoe the ‘woman with the purple hair’
- Trump insisted she played ‘terribly’ after scoring twice against Australia
- Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here
Donald Trump criticized the ‘Leftist Maniacs’ in the U.S. women’s soccer team and said they would have won gold at the Tokyo Olympics if they weren’t so ‘woke’ in a statement on Thursday morning
The former president also called team captain Megan Rapinoe the ‘woman with the purple hair’ and said she played ‘terribly’ after they finished with the bronze medal following a victory over Australia.
‘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,’ Trump said in the statement released through his Save America 45 PAC.
‘Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has.
‘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!’
Rapinoe netted a goal directly from a corner to hand her side the opening lead in their entertaining 4-3 Olympics bronze medal victory against Australia.
Rapinoe scored just eight minutes into the contest when she opted to go for goal rather than try and pick out a teammate in the box from the corner.
The 36-year-old bent a delicious ball into the box and it was all too much for Teagan Micah in the Australia goal, who made a last-ditch attempt to claw the ball away.
Trump and his aides have been quick to criticize Rapinoe’s side after many suggested they underachieved during this summer’s games.
‘Little Ms. Purple Hair and her team of woke warriors fell flat on their faces,’ read an article on former Trump aid Wayne Dupree’s website, referencing team captain Megan Rapinoe.
‘The US Women’s Soccer Team went WOKE and now they lost to Canada,’ best-selling author and self-described security expert Brigitte Gabriel tweeted. ‘That’s what happens when you put political propaganda before sport and hard work.’
Despite their recent successes, Rapinoe and the rest of the reigning World Cup champions have drawn the ire of conservative Americans over their activism.
Megan Rapinoe (left) netted directly from a corner to help USA beat Australia in their bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday morning
In addition to protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem, Rapinoe and many of her teammates have pushed for equal pay with their male counterparts, publicly quarreled with former President Donald Trump, and preemptively refused to visit the Trump White House to celebrate their 2019 World Cup win.
Trump continued the feud during a speech in late July, telling an audience ‘Wokeism makes you lose.’
Weeks earlier, conservatives accused the team of turning away from a World War II veteran who was playing The Star-Spangled Banner on his harmonica before an exhibition. However, video footage shows that some players turned towards the flag while other remained facing forward in his direction.
The US can still take a bronze medal with a win over Australia, but the fact that Americans are going home without the gold was more than enough ammunition for critics.
‘I support watching Megan Rapinoe lose,’ American-Australian author Nick Adams tweeted. ‘They kneeled. They shouldn’t represent America.’
‘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,’ Trump said in the statement released through his Save America 45 PAC. ‘Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has’
Rapinoe consoles her teammate Carli Lloyd after their 1-0 defeat to Canada in their Olympics semi-final on Monday