With the NFL season over, many thought national anthem protests were long gone, that was until Megan Rapinoe began kneeling during World Cup play.
According to Breitbart, President Donald Trump criticized Megan Rapinoe (U.S. Women’s National Soccer team co-captain) for protesting during the singing of the American national anthem at the Women’s World Cup games in France.
Rapinoe’s protests started two weeks ago, during an interview with the Hill on Monday.
President Trump said, “I love watching women’s soccer, They’re really talented.”
But when asked if Rapinoe should be protesting against the country while representing the country overseas, he replied, “No. I don’t think so.”
During the international games being held in France this month, Rapinoe refused to stand, place her hand over her heart, and sing the anthem.
In May, she announced, “I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”
In 2018, Rapinoe spent part of the season taking a knee during the anthem until the team put a rule in place requiring the players to stand during the anthem.