Donald Trump threw a Twitter tantrum about patriotic shero Megan Rapinoe

Trump leaves for the G-20 Summit

As we discussed this week, Megan Rapinoe is a patriot, a sporting icon and a sexual icon. She’s co-captain of Team USA’s soccer team at the Women’s World Cup. She was the reason why Team USA won their Round-of-16 match and she’ll likely be integral to Friday’s game against the French team. After the win against Spain, a video began to make the rounds. I don’t think the video was DONE this week, but it came out this week, and Rapinoe was asked if she would go to the White House, presumably if invited and if they won. Her response was “I’m not going to the f–king White House,” and she also noted that they probably wouldn’t even be invited.

Well, as all of us were chuckling over her badassery and patriotism, guess which orange monster heard about her comments? Yeah, Trump decided to throw a Twitter tantrum about Rapinoe. At first he tagged the wrong Megan Rapinoe, so he had to DELETE the tantrum and then redo the whole f–king thing, this time tagging her real account. My lord. I’m not going to embed this sh-t, so here’s what he said:

Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet.invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!

[From Donald Trump’s Twitter]

So… let’s get this straight. First, he misquoted her. Rapinoe just said she’s “not going to the f–king White House,” and we could assume from her delivery that she meant never, in no way, would she ever visit the Trump White House under any occasion. She didn’t specify “if we win.” She did say that “we won’t be invited,” which… was a fair assumption on her part. Trump actually hasn’t invited many women’s teams to the White House, and those he has invited have usually refused to go, or they say in advance that they don’t want to be invited so it’s a non-issue.

We all have to unpack “Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER)…” He’s treating the NBA as a monolith, but not only that, he’s treating the NBA as a black monolith who hates him when they should love him for “criminal justice reform,” because black. I just…

If you have to end your rant with “The USA is doing GREAT!” then I’m sorry, you’re losing. The whole “I didn’t invite them but now they’re totally invited just to SPITE Megan Rapinoe!” thing is utterly bizarre and crazy too. And just FYI: Rapinoe has a million reasons to hate this administration. She’s an out and proud gay woman, a queer icon, a feminist icon and an ally to communities of color and a strong supporter of social justice movements around the country. Trump and his administration are the antithesis of everything she stands for and everything she is.

Ali Krieger, one of the amazing women of USWNT, tweeted this yesterday:

“I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you.” PERIOD.

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USA defeats Spain in the Women's World Cup round of 16

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  1. Enn says:

    Does anyone else feel like they’ve been held hostage for the past 3 years? I actually have a really hard time clicking on any Trump stories because I get anxious. It’s like my fight or flight kicks in.

    This was a perfect storm of misogyny, racism, delusion, and bigotry and I’m so disgusted that this is real life.

    • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

      Yes, I have the exact same reaction.

    • Deedee says:

      It’s been a nightmare.

    • ByTheSea says:

      Yes, same reaction. And yet, people still love him. I don’t get it. I wish I could fast forward through his “presidency.”

      • Esmom says:

        I don’t even know if people love him as much as they just love how he pisses off “the libz.” The deplorables are a spiteful bunch.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Esmom, that’s it. “owning the libs” is the most important thing to them.

        he could take their $, food, water, and kill their dog, and as long as he “owns the libs”, they don’t care.

        all these truckers and farmers who voted for him are now like “wait, things kind of suck now…HELP US!” thoughts and prayers, fellas…thoughts and prayers.

      • Jess says:

        Esmom, that’s exactly what it is, and people are too ignorant to care as long as they “win”.

    • Krakken says:

      Gotta say that the trump years have been really gd hard. My marriage did not survive it. I am determined to. Women like Megan Rapinoe and Ali kreiger and all the other sister resisters (so many ) are keeping me in this during particularly dark days.

    • rrabbit says:

      People having Stockholm syndrome would explain the orange cheatoh’s poll numbers.

    • Jane says:

      Agreed. Not only held hostage, but systematically tortured on a daily basis by his antics.

    • Darla says:

      Yes Enn. Very much so. You are not alone.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m not American and don’t live in America, but feel the same. Remember, Enn, flight or fight is good, so if you need to fight, fight Stockholm Syndrome.

    • Enn, yes! And it gets worse every single day. He is now at G20 again with Ivanka and Jared AGAIN. No Melania. So embarrassing. Weird. Of course, he has already insulted the hosts and others en route!!!!! As for Megan, good for her. Sheez if she doesn’t want to go, uh, she does not have to go. All he usually gives athletes are cold hamberders (lol), confusing covefe and a bunch of bad company anyway! Ugh. Can not WAIT until we vote these people out…

    • minx says:

      I’ve been drinking more.

  2. Incredulous says:

    I AM SO TOTALLY NOT MAD LOOK AT HOW NOT MAD I AM.

    CALMER THAN YOU ARE.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I don’t think there’s a bigger twat in the world than this gronk. Remember the “Prince of Whales” tweet? He deleted that, too, after getting a well-deserved savaging. Seems he’s more afraid of grammar nazis than real nazis. He is pathetic in every way possible. I detest him and his entire crew, and I’m not even American.

      • Carol says:

        Does anyone else feel like trump had one if his social media minions write this tweet? The only reason I think that is due to the significant lack of misspellings in his tweet and that however “emotional” it is, the tweet is somewhat coherent (minus the NBA comment).

    • Jennifer says:

      LOL thanks for the laugh I desperately needed after reading this article

    • whatWHAT? says:

      did you hear about his Mueller-meltdown on Fox yesterday AM?

      dude is SCARED.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “CALMER THAN YOU ARE”

      Well played!

  3. Onerous says:

    This gem, “owners please explain…” is just vile. What he means is “owners (who are obviously fine, intelligent white men), please explain to your players (who are all illiterate, unintelligent black men) all the wonderful things I’m doing for them! They’re too stupid to be able to glean for themselves!!!”

    He is just so disgusting in every level.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, he is breathtakingly vile. The scary thing is I cannot for the life of me see how we as a country are ever going to get past this nightmare he’s unleashed upon us.

      • Darla says:

        I know right? I can no longer even remember life pre-trump, or imagine it post-trump.

      • Laughysaphy says:

        Have faith, we will move past this. It might take 50 years, but we will. It’s so hard right now to have faith in our collective morality, humanity, and compassion, because there are so many LOUD people hell bent on demonstrating their hate and ignorance. But they don’t define the majority of us, I have to believe they are an extremely vocal minority. We will overcome this period. I have to believe that or I panic about my choice to bring my now three year old son into this world. I will leave this place better for him.

      • Jaded says:

        He’s unleashed it on the world. Bigots, misogynists and neo-nazis are crawling out of the woodwork everywhere, even in peaceful old Canada. The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, is a mini-me of Trump and there are many Canadians who actually think Trump’s doing a great job and was “just what the US needed!” It’s like living next door to Godzilla.

      • Darla says:

        Jaded, what are your thoughts about Canada’s future direction? I have been planning to refugee over the border (completely serious, I have the means) if trump gets another term. Is Ford there for good? Do you think a trump-like figure could unseat Trudeau?

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Doug Ford is plummeting in the polls. I don’t think he’ll be Premier for very long.

      • Darla says:

        That’s good to know, thank you.

    • JBones says:

      @Darla… Ford is the leader of Ontario for four more years. I believe that most sane people will see that Trudeau is good for the people; he’s compassionate and has a heart for social justice. Our federal election will happen in November. As we saw with in the US and Ontario elections, some people will never be satisfied, they love to complain, and they will elect heartless leaders who will throw sh*t all over the walls and who prey on the most vulnerable…because I guess that’s better than current status quo? I’m still hopeful for Canada in November, but as we’ve seen, a conservative Trump-like figure (albeit a watered down version) could be elected.

      • Nicole(the Cdn one) says:

        @JBones Agree. Fingers crossed people truly consider the options in the Fall. Trudeau is no doubt imperfect, but if you look at the values he is trying to enshrine in his policies, as compared to the PC party, the people who will suffer the most with a PC majority are the most vulnerable. We have to continue to take steps to narrow the wealth gap and that will not happen with a PC government. And I say this as someone who is taxed at the highest rate. I still have more than enough. Until we all have enough, we are not doing enough.

      • Darla says:

        Okay, thank you. My fingers are crossed. I love Canada.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    More power to Megan.

    The WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm have yet to receive their White House invitations for their 2017 and 2018 championships.

  5. Marjorie says:

    That last quote is everything.

  6. Tiffany says:

    Bigly is livid LeBron James and Step Curry hate him and are still employed as a result.

  7. BlueSky says:

    I keep forgetting that it was okay and patriotic to spend the last 8 years criticizing anything that Obama did as long as you are straight, white male.

    He’s pissed because she’s not here to bow to him and be all pretty and docile so he and the rest of the douche bros feel comfortable

    • boredblond says:

      Yeah, she’s no ivanka/melanie – thank God..

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      It’s so ironic that he chastised her for disrespecting our country and the White House… because that’s Trump’s job. Disrespecting every single fundamental tenet upon which this country was built.

  8. SarSte says:

    I was laughing at the people on Twitter commenting that “ThEy ShOuLd FoCuS oN tHe GaMe!!1!!!1!1!!!!” etc… Oh, like how your president focuses on his job / stays in his lane? Lol. Love that you all hold your athletes to a higher standard than your PRESIDENT, America. What an absolute, complete joke.

  9. snazzy says:

    and of course he tagged the wrong person. TWAT

  10. tempest prognosticator says:

    A pox on Trump and his entire confederacy!

  11. Chica71 says:

    I think Trump thought Megan was black in the original tweet. Raptors and rap music that why the spiel about black crime etc.

  12. Murphy says:

    There’s good people on both sides…

    Just kidding, f*ck off Trump.

  13. teehee says:

    So we got a non rational goon, who if you say “we arent going to war with X” he would literally go to war with x just because you said so????

    This was a Seth joke a long time ago, we shoudl start dobting he wll ever raise women’s pay, reform criminal justice, and surely he coudl NEVER succeed at making abortion legal all across the coutnry, right? Thats jsut TOO HARD for him to ever do.

    *waits patiently*

    And they all still say, women are irrational and emotional and impulsive. When fear, greed, hate, reflex and vanity, clique culture, and backstabbing are in charge of this country, and the country is now led mostly be MEN.

  14. Darla says:

    I love these women. I stan these women. God bless these women.

  15. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    He makes me vomit.

  16. duchess of hazard says:

    Ava DuVernay’s tweet was gold https://twitter.com/ava/status/1143949210422632449

  17. JanetFerber says:

    Eff him. That’s my most cogent response to anything that comes out of that treasonous liar’s mouth. Con man, flim flam extraordinaire. King of deplorables.

  18. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I fully support any person Trump hates.

  19. Jan says:

    I feel like I’m living in Handmaids Tale every time this buffoon opens his mouth. And NO DONALD, no matter how much you shove that complicit witch daughter of yours down my throat, I will not vote for her in the future!

  20. Valerie says:

    It was amusing to see all the man-babies complaining about her ‘foul language’ in the comments.

  21. tealily says:

    Also “our Country, the White House, or our Flag” as if they are all one thing and they are all HIM, which is the only one of these things I see her disrespecting here. Also, we’re capitalizing “Country” and “Flag” now? How Confusing and Repugnant.