U.S. Women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe again slammed President Donald Trump on CNN Saturday and declared it is time for Americans to “just embrace a woman” as president.
After host Van Jones asked which candidates she is rooting for, Rapinoe named Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. She praised Harris at length, calling her “powerful” and saying she “just has that, like, something sort of intangible.”
“I would never want to get in a fight with Kamala Harris,” she said.
Jones then noted Rapinoe’s advocacy for “equal pay” for the U.S. Women’s National Team and “women’s issues, whatever. ” He suggested: “Isn’t it time for us to have a female president?”
“Yeah,” Rapinoe responded, winning instant-applause from “The Van Jones Show” studio audience.
“Of course you don’t want to say that ‘Oh, you know, we need to prop up a female so that she can be president,” she continued. “But, like, there’s been so many that are qualified and overlooked.”
Then, Rapinoe offered her argument for choosing a woman in 2020, saying that worse case, America could just cancel the presidency.
“Maybe it’s time for us as a country to just embrace a woman. Let’s just see what happens,” she said. “Let’s take a step back, we’ll just see what happens. We can always just go back to no presidency.”
“See what happens, exactly,” agreed Jones, without addressing what she meant by “no presidency.”
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Asked to weigh in on Trump’s tweets suggesting four freshmen Democratic congresswomen, aka the “Squad,” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” Rapinoe once against criticized the president.
“It’s disgusting, to be honest. To say it’s disappointing is … it doesn’t even come close,” she said. “The more that we just are upset about it and don’t accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we’re going to be.”
During the U.S. women’s march to World Cup victory, which they capped off on July 7 with a 2-0 defeat of the Netherlands, Rapinoe was the biggest star on and off the field.
Liberals celebrated the purple-haired winger’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem during games, her frequent shots at Trump and her advocacy of “equal pay” for her team.
Meanwhile, many conservatives quickly tired of Rapinoe’s relentless self-promotion in the name of feminist and LGBT empowerment.
At the team’s victory parade in New York last week, she declared of the World Cup trophy, “I deserve this!” Asked what else she deserved, Rapinoe responded, “Everything. Everything,”
Fans held signs at the event suggesting she run for president.
However, when Jones asked if Rapinoe might become the fifth member of the “Squad,” she denied any political ambitions.
“No. I’m not going to run,” she said. “I’m, like, wildly unqualified to be running for office.”
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