Former President Donald Trump is going viral with his latest comments this week regarding sports.
Last week, the US women’s soccer team lost to Sweden in an Olympic match and Trump used the loss as an example of why “wokeism” is bad for America at a rally Saturday.
“Wokeism makes you lose, ruins your mind, and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented. The US women’s soccer team is a very good example of what’s going on,” Trump said. “Earlier this week they unexpectedly lost to Sweden, 3-0, and Americans were happy about it.”
“You proved that point before I even said it,” Trump added to the audience, shaking his head.
The US Women’s team, favored to win a gold medal in Tokyo and ranked No. 1 in the world, has traveled down a rocky road so far in the Olympic Games. They started off with a stunning 3-0 loss to Sweden. It rebounded with a 6-1 win over New Zealand on Saturday.
Trump has repeatedly opposed athletes disrespecting the Anthem as he once referred to NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality against the Black community as “sons of b—-es” in November 2017. In September 2020, he blamed the NBA’s declining ratings on Black Lives Matter messaging that was printed on the court and players’ uniforms.
Trump encouraged his crowd on Saturday to boo the American women’s soccer team during its Olympic run in the coming days.