Vlatko Andonovski’s side defeated Australia and won the bronze medal, but the former president took the opportunity to criticize the squad
Former US President Donald Trump attacked the US women’s team for failing to win the gold medal in the Olympics.
The USWNT went into first place in the tournament as one of the favorites, having previously done so four times.
Vlatko Andonovski’s team failed in the defeat against Canada in the semi-finals, winning the bronze medal with a 4-3 win against Australia.
What was said
But Trump has criticized the players, claiming their performances suffered because they were distracted from politics.
In a statement released to reporters, he wrote: “If our soccer team, led by a radical group of left maniacs, hadn’t woken up, they would have won the gold medal instead of the bronze medal.
“Woke up means you lose, everything that wakes up goes bad and our football team definitely has.
“There were a few patriots who stood, however. Unfortunately, they need more than that if they respect our national and national anthems.
“You should replace the wokesters with patriots and win again.”
Trump highlights Rapinoe
USWNT star Megan Rapinoe has been a vocal critic of Trump over the years, calling him a white nationalist last year.
Rapinoe accused him of “spitting hatred and turning the rest of the country to” others “, which caused” more despair and more fear and more fear “in the United States.
Trump highlighted the 36-year-old midfielder in his statement on Thursday, saying: “The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about the politics of the radical left and not doing her job!”