Are you really surprised anymore that President Trump gets attacked from every single angle? From Hollywood to liberal media; they’re all relentless in their vitriol against him.
But don’t forget about athletes. Across all sports, superstar athletes like LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have all been hypercritical.
But now one of the most famous and decorated athletes in American history just bashed Trump as being a “racist” and a “misogynist.”
Megan Rapinoe’s 15 minutes of fame are up. The United States women’s national team went on an incredible run to ultimately beat the Netherlands to take home the World Cup, but they also stirred up a lot of controversy in the process.
It all began when a journalist asked team captain Rapinoe if she would accept a visit from President Trump if they were to win it all and she responded, “I’m not going to the f—king White House.” Of course, she was referring to Trump as the main reason because Rapinoe had no problem attending former President Obama’s White House in 2015 when they also won.
They over celebrated on goals, mocked England with their celebrations, did not waver with their arrogant attitudes and Rapinoe refused to sing the pregame American National Anthem, effectively embarrassing our country on the worldwide stage.
But would you be surprised if nine-time Olympic Gold medal winner Carl Lewis blasted Trump? That’s what he did
Lewis said to Reuters, “In America, we have a tremendous challenge. There are a lot of issues going on. We have a racist president who is prejudiced and misogynistic, who doesn’t value anyone outside of himself, so we have a major challenge in our country to deal with as well. That doesn’t mean we can’t fight for what is right for people, and look at others where they might not have the same opportunity, or may have been marginalized.”
These comments are coming off the tragic two mass shootings from Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
Many liberals have been unapologetic about calling President Trump racist despite his address to the nation condemning white supremacy after the atrocities occurred.
On Monday he said, “The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”
Of course, this wasn’t good enough for liberals. They begged him to say exactly what he said and then bemoaned that it was disingenuous, calling him a white supremacist anyway.
The shootings were on Lewis’s mind all weekend — he called for political action and criticized Republican leaders on his Twitter feed. And on Monday, he also threw his support behind the U.S. women’s soccer team’s campaign.
“The reality is that there’s a lot of prejudice, and a lot of prejudice is fear. We’re afraid to give the same opportunity because it gives us a leg up . . . the reality is that it’s no different than another athlete on another team. So, yes, I support that.”
The 58-year-old was the Olympic long jump winner in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He won gold in the 100, 200 and 4x100m relay in 1984 and won gold in the 100 and 4x100m relay 1992.
Lewis also calls for equal pay for women as well despite the overwhelming evidence that the USMNT earns more money through advertisement revenue – across all sports for that matter.
He said, “If I didn’t have a strong woman in my life, I wouldn’t be sitting here today. My mother was a pioneer. My parents were teachers and they taught us that everyone deserves the same opportunities. Of course I’m for [equal pay] in athletics. We shouldn’t even be talking about it. We have to fight for people’s rights and love each other.”
It’s curious as to why Lewis decided now to be so vocal about it.