[COMMENTARY] ‘Demented Clown’ Trump Dragged By Twitter For Bizarre Rant About US Women’s Olympics Soccer Team
Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Women’s National Team on Thursday, calling the players “leftist maniacs” and claiming they didn’t win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics because they are “woke.”
The U.S. team had suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Canadians in Monday’s semi-finals but captured the bronze medal with a victory on Thursday. Longstanding right-wing attacks on the team began to resurface when members participated in a protest against racism at the start of the Olympics, and blamed their lack of first place wins on their political stance, which isn’t how the medal competition works, but when has any MAGAt ever made an intelligent statement?
In his statement, shared by spokeswoman Liz Harrington on Twitter (which is technically against the platform’s terms of service), Trump singled out an old nemesis, Megan Rapinoe, who incidentally scored two goals in the bronze medal victory over Australia — in what may have been her final Olympic game. And there was the Former Guy pushing the new right-wing narrative to actively root against American athletes in the Olympics:
“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. “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 help 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!”
Trump attacks … the U.S. Women's Soccer Team:
"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. Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has."
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) August 5, 2021
Imagine Barack Obama taking time out of his birthday week hanging out with George Clooney and Oprah to flip some weak rant at the Women’s Soccer team. You can’t, because Obama is too cool for everyone, and he was most likely sitting with his daughters rooting them on.
GOP's hatred for US Olympians really hasn't gotten the press attention it deserves.
if a Dem ex-president had even looked cross-eyed at a US Olympian it would've been 5 day story
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) August 5, 2021
It’s somewhat empty to drag someone who’s not there to see it, but maybe Liz Harrington will tell him, she’s good at being a snitch.
I’ll give Trump every cent I have if he can explain the offside rule.
Fuck this demented clown. https://t.co/FkrB8YoFG1
— Schmetzer's Tough Kids (@GregVanBelle) August 5, 2021
— Tara Dublin, Unsigned Writing Goldmine #SignTara (@taradublinrocks) August 5, 2021