Former President Donald Trump attacked the members of the United States women’s soccer team, claiming players would have won the gold medal and not the bronze at the Olympics if they weren’t “woke.”
“Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has,” Trump said in a statement issued by his Save America PAC. “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 puts out a statement railing against the U.S. women’s national soccer team pic.twitter.com/yRSlLxgOqU
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 5, 2021
Trump issued his statement after the women’s team took third place and the bronze medal in Tokyo after defeating Australia 4-3 on Thursday. They were not able to compete for a gold medal after losing to Canada 1-0 earlier in the week.
Trump was abruptly criticized.
Trump’s statement about the USA soccer team shows his psychosis & dementia deterioration. No one around him cares. They just want to grift off phony fundraising. His oldest son, rather than face reality, habitually projects Trump’s deterioration. These are the most vile of people
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) August 5, 2021
Don't tell Donald Trump the US women's soccer team was beaten by an equally "woke" Canadian soccer team. It'll make his head spin.
— Barb 🏒🇨🇦 (@barb_hill) August 5, 2021
just watching cnn TRUMP BLAMED "WOKEISM" ON OLYMPIC LOSS OF THEIR WOMEN'S SOCCER???
THERE ISN'T EVEN A CORRELATION LET ALONE A CAUSATION???
— TechKenji ~ Comms: (0/3) (@tech_kenji) August 5, 2021
Trump also claimed that “The woman with the purple hair played badly,” a jab at star player Megan Rapinoe, who in 2019 became the target of his derision after she said she would not accept an invitation to the White House.
— Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019
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