Former President Donald Trump claims that “woke politics” contributed to the United States Women’s Soccer Team’s poor start to the Tokyo Olympics.
“The US Women’s Soccer team is a very good example of what’s going on,” Trump told a crowd in Arkansas on Saturday night during a campaign-style rally.
“Woke politics takes the life and joy out of everything. Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your mind, and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented,” he remarks during a speech to the Turning Point Action political action committee in Phoenix.
More to the cheering crowd before Trump, he said, “Earlier this week, the women’s team unexpectedly lost to Sweden, three to nothing and Americans were happy about it,” … “You proved that point before I even said it,” Trump added shaking his head.
The US Women’s team, which is favored to win a gold medal in Tokyo and is ranked first in the world, has had a difficult start to the Olympic Games.
The team, known for some members’ anti-racism protests, including kneeling during the National Anthem, got off to a shaky start, losing 3-0 to Sweden. It bounced back with a 6-1 victory over New Zealand on Saturday.
During his speech in Arizona, Trump also reiterated his opposition to the Cleveland Indians changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians.
“If I were a Native American, I’d sue,” the former president said.
“I mean, what could be better? Especially if you have a good team, the Cleveland Indians, it’s one of the greatest names. One of the most incredible logos. People love it. They are going absolutely crazy in Ohio over the name change. The Cleveland Guardians, what’s that all about?” he said.
“The insanity of the left knows no bounds. And both Indians and baseball fans should be greatly insulted. They want to take away our history, our heritage, our culture, and everything that holds us together,” Trump added.
When the name change was announced last Friday, he slammed the baseball team, calling it a “disgrace.”
“Can anyone believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and beloved baseball franchise since 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians?” In a statement, the former commander-in-chief said