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Watch: Megan Rapinoe: Trump Trying To ‘Divide So He Can Conquer’

In an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet The Press,” U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe claimed that the team had “managed to make people proud again,” adding that President Trump is trying to “divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.”

Todd began the exchange by noting, “A long-time boxing reporter who’s now a baseball announcer, Charlie Steiner, said to me he viewed you as a modern-day Ali, and here’s what Sports Illustrated wrote: ‘There are elements of a modern-day Ali in Rapinoe’s commingling of sports and social activism, to say nothing of her ability to turn the media’s attention — even when negative, in certain circles — to her advantage.’ What do you make of the Ali comparisons?”

Rapinoe answered, “That’s very flattering; I don’t know if I’m Ali, but I’m happy to be the biggest ally I can to Ali.”

Todd asked, “What opportunity do you see here? Do you see it’s like, ‘Okay, we got the attention. I am going to make these points; I am going to make these — I am going to do this activism.’”

Rapinoe replied, “I think the opportunity is in everyone’s exhaustion of the fighting and the negative, and our team has managed to make people proud again, to capture people’s interest, and make them want to do something. I think people are asking the question, how can we rally around this team? And in that, what the team stands for, whether it’s equal pay or racial equality or LBGTQ rights, I think we’ve just managed to give people hope, and with that now we need to do the next step, which is to actually take the progress step.”

Todd then blamed corporations, saying they were “so slow to see this, have been so slow to fill the gap.” He continued, “I think the hardest conundrum that a lot of us are in in American politics, whether it’s those of us that care about these institutions in this town or otherwheres (sic) is that how do you preach unity and at the same time — you don’t want to be near President Trump and I get that, how do you do both?”

Rapinoe stated, “I’m figuring that out by the day. I think you inspire people.”

Todd asked, “What do you tell a Trump supporter who loves watching you, I mean, it’s like, ‘I wish you’d go to the White House.’”

Rapinoe then stated that equal pay for women should be mandated, asserting, “I think that I would try to share our message: ‘Do you believe that all people are created equal? Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated? Do you believe that everyone should have health care? Do you believe that we should treat everyone with respect?’ I think those are the basics of what we’re talking about.”

Rapinoe, who had previously stated that she would only speak to politicians who agreed with her political viewpoint, continued, “And I understand people feel upset or uncomfortable, there’s I think some feelings of disrespect about the anthem protests or things that I’ve said in the past, but ultimately I think I am here, open and honest, I’ve admitted mistakes, I will continue to do that, I will continue to be vulnerable and be honest and be open and want to have that conversation because I think Trump’s message excludes people that look like me and that are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base as well, and I think that he’s trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.”

After asking Rapinoe whether she’d consider running for office, and her answering, “I’m not sure I’m qualified for office,” Todd snarked, “There’s no qualifications for office these days.” Rapinoe replied, “Yes, that’s true. Up until 44, (Barack Obama) yes, there was.”

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A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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14 Comments
  • Sandra Musselwhite says:

    This gay bitch wants her 15 minutes of fame and now she got it so that’s it.

  • R says:

    SO, ACCORDING TO “IT”, NOT SURE OF THE PROPER PRONOUN HERE, QUALIFICATION FOR PRESIDENT STOPPED AT 44. SO, GIVEN THAT, ALL YOU NEED TO BE IS A FUND RAISER TO BE PRESIDENT.

  • Darrel says:

    She is such a nasty thing.

  • YouKnowItsTrue says:

    She is a narcissist. Stop giving her attention and she will starve and fade away. She knows how to kick a ball. Period.

  • Happiness now, until the reality sets in.

  • cole porter says:

    you kick a fucking ball! i am a pipefitter, you make millions you fuck!! demrats probably want her in white house.. Are they blind? Trump should get off twitter for one month!!! total blackout!

  • Jewels says:

    No Megan, it is egotistical ignorant anti Christian scum like you, who works to divide Americans. You just have a platform, too bad that hate filled egotistical witches like you have a voice, to spew your hatred of America. May you reap everything that you have coming to you.

  • JAMES says:

    megan and soccer team your winning didn’t make me “managed to make people proud again,” i have always been proud of America maybe you should be too. the demons of the dem party has divided our country. i was extremely disappoint of the 8yrs of obama and of the dem party but i didn’t go cussing about him like you and hollywood has beens cussing OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP…KARMA will get you in the end

  • Gayle says:

    This skank is filled with hate! She believes she is the only person that has a right to have an opinion! Quit giving her attention and let her fade away! She can kick a freaking ball for heavens sake! Who the hell cares what she thinks! I am sick of seeing her face! Don’t give a crap about anything she has to say! She just wants attention just like Krapoer-dick, and AOC + 3! Sick of all of them!

  • Derek says:

    Anyone who disrespects the flag, the president and America does not deserve to reoresent the country at anything and this useless bitch is a total disgrace to both her team mates and the American people.

  • Steve says:

    “Divide so he can conquer” – Oh like ALL the enemy of America liberals have done for 30 years / since Bush 41 , for the sake of the NWO agenda !

  • PAtrick Albano says:

    What a shame that one idiot can spoil the American victory at world cup level. Does middle America really care about what Rapinpoe has to say-Hell no.As she and the sorts like her are the real culprits that are trying to divide America. She needs to not be given air time and if she really hates it here so much-I heard the Muslim nations are seeking recruits-I am sure they will embrace her NOT.

  • Marlene says:

    Who cares about her? (yawn)

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