‘I’m just honestly waiting for a racial slur to come out’: Outspoken soccer star Megan Rapinoe calls Trump’s racist ‘go back’ tweets ‘disgusting’ and says ‘that’s not who we want to be as a country’
- Megan Rapinoe pulled no punches when revealing her feelings about Trump’s controversial, racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen
- The US Women’s National Soccer Team co-captain call his tweets ‘disgusting’
- She said she’s ‘waiting for a racial slur to come out’ next from Trump
- Rapinoe said she was energized by people’s responses condemning the tweets
US Women’s National Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe took aim at President Trump’s racist tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to ‘go back’ to the countries they came from, calling them ‘disgusting’ and ‘disappointing.’
During her appearance on CNN’s The Van Jones Show Saturday, Rapinoe was asked about her thoughts on the way Trump Twitter-targeted lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib with his controversial statement telling them to ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.
Rapinoe, fresh off a World Cup win, said ‘It’s disgusting, to be honest.’
US Women’s National Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe called President Trump’s racists tweets ‘disgusting’ during an interview Saturday on The Van Jones Show
Rapinoe said that she was ‘honestly waiting for a racial slur to come out’ of Trump next
‘To say it’s disappointing is … it doesn’t even come close,’ she added. ‘I’m just honestly waiting for a racial slur to come out, like we’re not far from it at all. How much closer do we need to be?’
Rapinoe noted that she thought ‘everyone is like disgusted by that. That’s not who we want to be as a country,’ going on to note that even Republicans were ‘like wow, too far…even for us.’
She also went on to say that she found the general public’s disapproval of Trump’s tweeted sentiments energizing though, especially in the positive manner in which Omar was greeted by supporters at the airport when she flew back to her Minnesota hometown.
Trump came under fire with his racist tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen – three of which were born in the US – to ‘go back’ to the ‘places from which they came’
Trump’s tweets were targeted at Democratic lawmakers (from left to right) Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley. Omar is the only foreign-born member of the group, the others were born in the United States
Rapinoe said that even Trump’s own party members thought he had gone too far with his tweets and the she was energized by the public’s response condemning them
Rapinoe (center with trophy), fresh off her team’s World Cup win, said that she had no intention of running for president, as some fans are suggesting she should
‘The more that we just are upset about it and don’t accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we’re going to be,’ Rapinoe said.
Rapinoe was also queried about which of the many Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls she liked best during the interview.
She revealed that she was interested in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who she called ‘so smart’ and an ‘organized’ thinker, and Sen. Kamala Harris, who she ‘would never want to get in an argument’ with.
‘Maybe it’s time for us as a country to just embrace a woman’ as president, Rapinoe said. ‘Let’s just see what happens.’
Although it was suggested by fans that she should run for president, Rapinoe said she had no plans to run and that she would be ‘like, wildly unqualified to be running for office.’