Megan Rapinoe Has Message For Soccer Fans Who Support Trump
The 2019 Women’s World Cup had an unusual amount of political overtones. This year’s team was not only magnificently talented, but also had strong opinions on issues like gay rights and female equality. One of the team’s captains, Megan Rapinoe, even had a bit of a feud with President Donald Trump.
Rapinoe ended up getting last laugh as the US Team won in convincing fashion and she took home both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot. During an appearance on Chuck Todd’s show this morning, Rapinoe was asked what she would say the Trump supporters.
Todd phrased the question in this way, “What do you tell a Trump supporter who loves watching you? And is like, ‘I wish she’d go to the White House.”
On #MTP, @ChuckTodd to @mPinoe (Megan Rapinoe): “I think the hardest conundrum that a lot of us are in” is “how do you preach unity and at the same time you don’t want to be near President Trump, and I get that. How do you do both?” pic.twitter.com/VzasgaXwYB
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) July 14, 2019
Rapinoe responded by saying, “Yeah, I think that I would, you know, try to share our message. Do you, you know, believe that all people are created equal? Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated? Do you believe that everyone should have healthcare? Do you believe that we should treat everyone with respect?”
The soccer star continued, “I’ve admitted mistakes. I will continue to do that. I will continue to be vulnerable and be honest and be open and want to have that conversation because I think Trump’s message excludes people that look like me and that are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base as well. And I think that he’s trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.”