Former President Trump, also known as a one-term former president who LOST to Joe Biden, criticized the U.S. women’s national soccer team, by saying players would have won the gold medal and not the bronze at the Olympics if they weren’t so ‘woke.’
“Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has,” Trump said in a statement.
“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,” he argued.
The women’s team took third place and the bronze medal in Tokyo after defeating Australia 4-3 on Thursday. They were knocked out of contention for a gold medal after losing to Canada 1-0 earlier in the week, which conservatives were just gleeful about. Some patriots.
Trump has repeatedly targeted the women’s national team for abuse, and players have fired back at the president.
Things grew especially heated in 2019 as the team worked its way toward eventually winning the women’s World Cup. Star player Megan Rapinoe, asked if she was excited about going to the White House if the team won, said ahead of the tournament, “I’m not going to the f—— White House.”
— Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019 
Trump responded on Twitter, which has since blocked him from using the platform, saying, “Megan should win before she talks.”
Trump has repeatedly picked fights with politically minded athletes, making Colin Kaepernick a major target when the then-San Francisco 49ers star took a knee to protest racial injustice.
Trump on Thursday returned to that theme, criticizing players for kneeling during the anthem and saying that while there were “a few Patriots standing,” they “they need more than that respecting our Country and National Anthem.”
“They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again,” he added.
Trump specifically singled out Rapinoe without mentioning her by name, writing, “The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job!”
🚨 | NEW: Trump statement on the US womens soccer (football) team pic.twitter.com/aISRbxzWeu 
— Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) August 5, 2021 
People on Twitter was absolutely disgusted, as they should be:
Trump issued a statement this morning attacking the US women’s soccer team as a "radical group of leftist maniacs." He didn't mention the noose tightening around him legally, the reports of his escalating grift, or the recent smoking gun criminal revelations against him.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) August 5, 2021 
Let me make sure I have this right:
Trump claims to be America First but he puts out a statement attacking the US women’s soccer team?
I guess if Megan Rapinoe wants Trump’s support, she better beat up some cops with the flag.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 5, 2021 
Trump: "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."
If Trump wasn't a Rightist Fascist, maybe he wouldn't have lost the Presidency. Or Senate. Or House. Or his businesses. Or marriages.
— Brian O'Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) August 5, 2021 
Ask donald trump if the US men's soccer team — who failed to qualify for the Olympics– are leftist maniacs too.
Or is it just the Olympic bronze medal winning women's soccer team that is woke?
Patriots root *for* Team USA. Traitors get "offical" trump cards. pic.twitter.com/2Y8tR5XrAN 
— Star (@StarNoNumbers) August 5, 2021 
Donald Trump claiming the US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team missed out on a Gold medal because they’re too ‘woke’ is a new low 😑 pic.twitter.com/9Fi0QbVqqV 
— M A T T // T A R R (@MattTarrJourno) August 5, 2021 
Donald Trump says that the bronze medal winning women’s soccer team are “losers” because they’re “woke”.
Couple of things:
1) The women’s team is amazing and a bronze medal is a well earned honor.
2) Trump knows better than anyone that you don’t have to be “woke”to be a loser.
— Shari Lynn (@LynnSharig8) August 5, 2021