Trump Detonates Racist Twitter Bomb After US Soccer Star Says She Won’t Visit The White House, Tags Wrong Account
President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at U.S. women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe after says she won’t visit the White House. Trump’s response then devolved into a racist rant about the NBA.
In a string of tweets, the president said “leagues and teams love coming to the White House” and added he is a “big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer,” but singled out Megan, telling her that she “should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!”
“We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose,” Trump tweeted.
The latest barbs against Rapinoe came after video emerged of her saying she is “not going to the f—— White House” if the U.S. team wins the World Cup.
Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain, is an outspoken critic of Trump and has also refused to place her hand over her heart during the national anthem in protest of his administration’s policies and police brutality, for which Trump again criticized her.
“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!” Trump said.
Trump also showed off his racism in the anti-Rapinoe tweets by complaining about NBA teams, like the Golden State Warriors, that have boycotted visiting the White House in protest of his bigotry.
The NBA “now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER),” Trump incoherently wrote.
The NBA has for years been transitioning away from using the label of “owner” out of racial sensitivity.
“The change was made due to concerns that the term ‘owner’ can be viewed as racially insensitive in a league where the vast majority of players are African-American and the majority of owners are Caucasian,” CBS Sports noted on Monday.
Trump got everything wrong in his rant. He even had to re-post his complaints because he tagged the wrong account in his initial posting.
The owner of that account, whose name is Megan Rapino, without an “e,” expressed solidarity with the soccer star against Trump.
“She was right to say so cry me a river,” Rapino wrote.
Here’s the video that triggered Trump’s racist rant:
Q: “Are you excited about going to the White House?”
Megan Rapinoe: “I’m not going to the fucking White House.”pic.twitter.com/OosAQMjYsh
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 25, 2019
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