Megan Rapinoe on White House visit: “I would not go and every teammate that I’ve talked to specifically about it would not go.” pic.twitter.com/4OGX0zQ0Mk
— The Hill (@thehill) July 10, 2019
I watched Rachel Maddow’s interview with Rapinoe last night, which was pretty good but did not realize that she also sat for one with Anderson Cooper.
She also said this to a question posed by Cooper:
Anderson: “There’s a good chance the president is watching this interview or will watch this interview. What is your message to the president?”@mPinoe paused, thought about it, then looked straight into the camera and said this.pic.twitter.com/og4vHQqBP6
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 10, 2019
Courtesy of Mediaite:
Cooper told Rapinoe “there’s a good chance” Trump will watch the interview and asked her if she has anything she wants to say to him.
“I think that I would say that your message is excluding people,” she said. “You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me. You’re excluding people of color. You’re excluding, you know, Americans that maybe support you. I think that we need to have a reckoning with the message that you have and what you’re saying about Make America Great Again. I think that you’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone. It might have been great for a few people and maybe America’s great for a few people right now, but it’s not great for enough Americans in this world.”
She said that Trump has a unique responsibility “to take care of every single person and you need to do better for everyone.”
Gee look, a female soccer player is acting more presidential than our president.
Of course to be fair that bar is set awfully low.
I think Rapinoe is going to have a whole lot of people clamoring for her to enter politics once her sports career comes to a close.
Hell, I’d vote for her.