Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” U.S. ladies’s soccer group co-captain Megan Rapinoe stated she does not support President Donald Trump in part because his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) message omitted people.
When inquired about going to the White Home to mark their World Cup win, Rapinoe stated, “I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform that we have actually worked tough to build and the things that we defend and the manner in which we live our life. I don’t believe we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration.”
When host Anderson Cooper asked if she has a message for the president, Rapinoe stated, “Message to the president: I think that I would say that your message is leaving out people. You’re omitting me. You’re excluding people that look like me. You’re omitting people of you’re excluding, you know, Americans that possibly support you. I believe that we need to have a considering the message that you have and what you’re saying about ‘Make America Great Again.’ I believe that you’re returning a period that was not fantastic for everyone. It may have been fantastic for a couple of people, and possibly America is terrific for a few individuals now, but it’s not great for adequate Americans in this world, and I believe we have an obligation, every one people, you have an unbelievable duty as the chief of this country to look after every single individual and you require to do much better for everybody.”
Copper said, “The concept of ‘Make America Great Again’ if it means returning to an America from the ’40 s or ’50 s that’s an America you could be imprisoned for being gay or sent out by your family to a mental healthcare facility where you might not stroll down the street holding hands with your liked one or I might not walk down the street or go dancing or anything. It’s fascinating how various people view things through a very individual lens and as you said, possibly don’t walk in the shoes of other individuals who, you know, did not have rights in a previous America.”
Rapinoe stated, “Yeah, it was not a fantastic place for a great deal of individuals. It was an extremely overbearing place, and that’s not to say that it was the worst location worldwide.”
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