Soccer star Megan Rapinoe trashing the U.S. while leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to win the World Cup for the U.S. isn’t just called “biting the hand that feeds you,” it’s forgetting that the team and the event were about soccer and our country’s competitive abilities in that sport. But Rapinoe turned the win into an opportunity and platform to share her lesbian perspective and her leftist views.
If invited to the White House, Rapinoe said in a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper that she would not accept it. “I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform that we have worked so hard to build and the things that we fight for and the way that we live our life—I don’t think that we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration,” she said. In her rant, Rapinoe went on to characterize President Trump and his policies as exclusionary and inferred he and his message were racist.
It would be nice if interviews in the context of a team and its win focused on the team and the win, and interviews about politics took place when politics was the issue at hand and was the predicate for the interview, not a particular sporting event.
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