Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team and savior of U.S. hopes in Monday’s World Cup victory over Spain, regularly protests during the playing of the national anthem. Recently, she’s opted to remain silent during the anthem, hands clasped behind her back.
Now she’s on Trump’s Radar, who loves to sound off on Anthem Protests.
Via the Hill.com:
“No, I don’t think so,” to the question of whether Rapinoe should protest during the anthem.
Most recently, the cause of equal pay for equal work for the women’s team. Trump sidestepped that issue, saying that he has not yet taken a position on it.
“I think a lot of it also has to do with the economics,” Trump added, according to The Hill. “I mean who draws more, where is the money coming in. I know that when you have the great stars like [Cristiano] Ronaldo and some of these stars … that get paid a lot of money, but they draw hundreds of thousands of people.”
Rapinoe herself is not a huge fan of Trump
She has called him “sexist,” “misogynistic,” “small-minded,” “racist” and “not a good person.”
Trump leavened his criticism of Rapinoe’s stance with praise for the team.
“I love watching women’s soccer,” he said during the Hill interview. “They’re really talented.”
Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. team play France on Friday in the World Cup quarterfinals.
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