If you Team USA was through commenting on Donald Trump, you were sadly mistaken.
U.S. soccer star Ali Krieger was recently in the midst of an interview when she decided to rip the President to pieces, saying she refuses to “respect a man that warrants no respect.”
The comments from a CNN interview on Thursday when she spoke her decision to defend fellow teammate Megan Rapinoe after Trump criticized her last week.
“I feel that staying silent at times can side with the oppressor and I didn’t want her to feel like she was having to process this all alone, because a lot of us do have those similar feelings,” Krieger said.
“I wanted to make sure that as one of her close friends, she didn’t feel that and I feel like we’re able to focus — as women it’s funny, imagine that, we can multitask — on two things at once,” she continued.
“I refuse to just sit back and watch an abuser, a bully talk like that to my friend and I support her as a friend and I wanted to make sure that I said something that meant something to me and was important to me and that’s why I did what I did,” Krieger added.
Last week, Krieger took to Twitter and stated, “In regards to the ‘President’s’ tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well.”
“I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable,” Krieger also tweeted then.
She did, however, love that President Obama tweeted about Team USA.
“More importantly, Barack Obama tweeted at us which I definitely liked so I saw that one and I was really excited about that,” she told CNN. “And we all were as well.”