It is unlikely he is aware of his Maradonas from his Mar-a-Lagos however Donald Trump set his stall out Thursday as a soccer knowledgeable, tearing into the “leftist maniacs” of the nationwide girls’s workforce for lacking out on Olympic gold as a result of they’re too “woke.”
The former president, who inspired his supporters at a rally forward of the Tokyo Games to boo the facet, recommended falsely in a press release that the ladies had refused to face for the nationwide anthem in the course of the match.
“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,” the 75-year-old mentioned.
The world champions had simply crushed Australia 4-3 to safe third place, propelled to victory by talisman double goalsccorer Megan Rapinoe — a touchstone for LGBT activism identified for her brightly-dyed, uneven coiffure.
But Trump was in no temper to congratulate Rapinoe, one in all a number of homosexual gamers within the workforce, for a hard-fought medal in what may properly be her swansong match earlier than retirement.
“They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again,” Trump fumed.
“The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job!”
The spat is nothing new. Rapinoe, who starred within the United States’ 2019 World Cup triumph, has lengthy been an outspoken Trump critic, referring to him in an interview with Vice TV final yr as a “white nationalist.”
And in June 2019 Trump lambasted the star for saying she wouldn’t go to the White House so long as he was the occupant.