After winning back to back Women’s World Cup’s, U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe continued her tirade against Donald Trump during a CNN interview that aired on Tuesday night, telling him that he’s “excluding people.” To her, he is excluding specifically people that “look like me.”
“You’re excluding me. You’re excluding people that look like me. You’re excluding people of color. You’re excluding Americans that maybe support you,” she said after being asked what her message would be to Trump if he were watching the program.“I think that we need to have a reckoning with the message that you have and what you’re saying about Make America Great Again. I think that you’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone,” she said. “It might have been great for a few people.”
Rapinoe, who is openly gay, also spoke on the many critics who pushed back on her kneeling during the National Anthem, stating, “I think that taking care of others, standing up for yourself and other people if they don’t have the ability to do so, is very uniquely American.
"Your message is excluding people. You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color. You're excluding… Americans that maybe support you."
US Women’s National Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe's message to Pres. Trump. pic.twitter.com/4PbKx0hSxv
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 10, 2019
Rapinoe continues to state that herself, and the entire team will not attend the White House after winning the World Cup. The team that wears USA across their chest won’t back down from the President of the United States. This could get complicated and ugly.