Former President Donald Trump went after the “woke” U.S. women’s soccer team when they failed to secure a gold medal at the Tokyo Games, drilling in on nemesis Megan Rapinoe during his post.
The No. 1 ranked U.S. National team was heavily favored to take the gold, but only managed an Olympic bronze when they defeated Australia 4-3.
“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,” Trump jeered in a statement on Thursday.
Last month he attacked them for kneeling in protest prior to their match-up with Sweden, which they lost in a brutal 3-0 blowout.
“The US Women’s Soccer team is a very good example of what’s going on,” he said at an Arkansas rally. “Woke politics takes the life and joy out of everything. Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your mind and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented.”
Trump echoed the sentiment in his latest remarks. “There were, however, a few Patriots standing,” he remarked. “Unfortunately, they need more than that respecting our Country and National Anthem. They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again.”
He gunned for soccer star Megan Rapinoe in his commentary, who he has publicly feuded with in the past. “The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job!,” he concluded.
Trump and Rapinoe traded blows in 2019, when the soccer star said she was “not going to the f—ing White House,” when the team won the World Cup in a viral video.
The former president warned that she shouldn’t count her chickens before they hatch. “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!” He tweeted.
When the U.S. team won the tournament for a second consecutive year, Rapinoe responded, “I held up my end of the bargain.”