Trump criticizes Megan Rapinoe for anthem protests during World Cup

President Trump criticized one of the co-captains of the US Women’s World Cup soccer team for protesting during the national anthem at the team’s games during the tournament in France.

Trump, who has been outspoken about protests by NFL players during the anthem, made the comments about 33-year-old Megan Rapinoe to The Hill during an interview Monday.

“No. I don’t think so,” he said when asked if he thought she should be protesting.

Rapinoe has refused to sing the “Star Spangled Banner”before each of the matches during the tournament as protest of injustice in the United States. In the past, she has even knelt at other US national team games during the anthem.

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” the 33-year-old national co-captain said in a recent interview before the competition started. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”

Trump made the comments hours after the women’s team had a 2-1 win over Spain.

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