Donald Trump led a refrain of conservative cheering on Sunday after the U.S. girls’s soccer group received knocked out of the World Cup.
The group misplaced 5-4 to Sweden on penalties, crashing out within the second spherical – their earliest exit ever from a significant event.
Trump’s long-time nemesis, Megan Rapinoe, missed a penalty, ending her final World Cup on a disappointing observe.
Rapinoe, 38, will retire after the event, with two World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal.
The outspoken Rapinoe is as well-known for her activism and assist of left-wing causes as she is for her sporting achievements, and Trump on Sunday singled her out, as standard, for specific opprobrium.
Megan Rapinoe, 38, ended her World Cup profession in disappointment, lacking a penalty on Sunday and seeing the U.S. crash out to Sweden within the second spherical
A shocked Rapinoe is seen after the U.S. had been knocked out of the event
Rapinoe, well-known for her outspoken political beliefs and activism, was mocked by Donald Trump on Sunday
‘The ‘surprising and completely sudden’ loss by the U.S. Girls’s Soccer Crew to Sweden is absolutely emblematic of what’s taking place to the our as soon as nice Nation underneath Crooked Joe Biden,’ wrote Trump on social media.
‘A lot of our gamers had been brazenly hostile to America – No different nation behaved in such a way, and even shut.
‘WOKE EQUALS FAILURE.
‘Good shot Megan, the USA goes to Hell!!! MAGA.’
Benny Johnson, chief artistic officer at Turning Level USA, additionally mocked Rapinoe’s penalty miss.
‘Woke U.S. Girls’s Soccer Humiliation,’ Johnson tweeted.
‘After profitable back-to-back World Cups the closely favored Crew USA has been eradicated by Sweden within the [Round of 16].
‘Crew USA’s downfall was delivered by anti-America, anti-woman activist Megan Rapinoe’s embarrassing free [penalty] kick right here.’
Joey Mannarino, a conservative political strategist, mentioned: ‘I root for America each single time they compete in sports activities, besides for girls’s soccer.
‘The sport was misplaced as a result of Megan Rapinoe, the woke piece of trash, missed a penalty kick.
‘So Megan now bears the accountability for why the US misplaced.
‘I’m so glad to see it.
‘Go woke, go broke!
‘Megan Rapinoe will now enter retirement together with her head hung in disgrace.’
Trump, seen in South Carolina on Sunday, cheered Rapinoe’s disappointment
The group are seen on July 27 earlier than their first spherical recreation within the World Cup
Rapinoe kneels throughout the Nationwide Anthem in September 2016, in assist of Colin Kaepernick’s protest towards police brutality. It marked the start of her feud with Trump
US girls’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe (pictured) mentioned her group would fortunately settle for New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s invitation to the higher chamber after their World Cup win in 2019 – however not the White Home
Rapinoe attracted nationwide consideration when she knelt for the nationwide anthem throughout a September 2016 worldwide match – a transfer taken in assist of NFL participant Colin Kaepernick’s stand towards police brutality and racial inequality in the USA.
Rapinoe additionally led calls for for the ladies’s group to be paid as a lot as the boys – a battle lastly received in February 2022.
She has feuded for years with Trump, saying that she wouldn’t go to the White Home, as is custom, in the event that they received the 2019 World Cup – which they did.
In response to her declaration that she was ‘not going to the f***ing White Home’, Trump mentioned: ‘Megan ought to by no means disrespect our Nation, the White Home, or our Flag, particularly since a lot has been carried out for her & the group.’
After her group’s win, she used an interview with Meet The Press in July 2019 to say she didn’t really feel welcome in Trump’s America.
‘I believe Trump’s message excludes people who seem like me and are me, in fact,’ Rapinoe mentioned.
‘But it surely excludes lots of people in his base, as effectively.
‘And I believe that he’s attempting to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we will all conquer.’
When, later that month, Trump advised lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib to ‘return and assist repair the completely damaged and crime infested locations from which they got here’, Rapinoe mentioned it was ‘disgusting’.
She additionally described the Supreme Court docket overturning nationwide abortion rights as deliberately ‘merciless.’
She later added: ‘You possibly can perceive from a person perspective how tough it’s to reside in a rustic the place you might have a relentless, unrelenting, violent tide towards you – an onslaught as a girl, and it will be a homosexual individual, and as a nonbinary individual, as a trans individual.’
In August 2021, Trump criticized the ‘Leftist Maniacs’ within the U.S. girls’s soccer group and mentioned they might have received gold on the Tokyo Olympics in the event that they weren’t so ‘woke’.
The previous president additionally referred to as Rapinoe the ‘lady with the purple hair’ and mentioned she performed ‘terribly’ after they completed with the bronze medal, following a victory over Australia.
‘If our soccer group, headed by a radical group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn’t woke, they might have received the Gold Medal as a substitute of the Bronze,’ he mentioned.
‘Woke means you lose, all the pieces that’s woke goes unhealthy, and our soccer group actually has.
‘There have been, nonetheless, a number of Patriots standing. Sadly, they want greater than that respecting our Nation and Nationwide Anthem. They need to exchange the wokesters with Patriots and begin profitable once more.’