Former President Donald Trump says “woke politics” contributed to the US Ladies’s soccer crew’s dismal opening efficiency within the Tokyo Olympics.
“The US Ladies’s Soccer crew is an excellent instance of what’s happening,” Trump instructed a crowd throughout a campaign-style rally in Arkansas on Saturday night time.
“Woke politics takes the life and pleasure out of every little thing. Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your thoughts and ruins you as an individual. You change into warped. You change into demented,” he mentioned throughout the speech to the Turning Level Motion political motion committee in Phoenix.
“Earlier this week, [the women’s team] unexpectedly misplaced to Sweden, three to nothing, and Individuals have been blissful about it,” Trump instructed the group, who responded by cheering.
“You proved that time earlier than I even mentioned it,” Trump added to the viewers, shaking his head.
The US Ladies’s crew, favored to win a gold medal in Tokyo and ranked No. 1 on this planet, has traveled down a rocky highway thus far within the Olympic Video games.
The crew — recognized for some members’ protests in opposition to racism, together with by kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem — began off with a surprising 3-0 loss to Sweden. It rebounded with a 6-1 win over New Zealand on Saturday.
Throughout his Arizona speech, Trump additionally doubled-down in opposition to the Cleveland Indians altering their title to the Cleveland Guardians.
“The Cleveland Indians shall be altering their title, a reputation that was stuffed with historical past and reminiscences. The brand new title would be the Cleveland Guardians, which is horrible,” he instructed the group.
“If I have been a [Native American], I’d sue,” the previous president mentioned.
“I imply, what could possibly be higher? Particularly if in case you have a superb crew, the Cleveland Indians, it’s one of many biggest names. One of the vital unbelievable logos. Individuals find it irresistible. They’re going completely loopy in Ohio over the title change. The Cleveland Guardians, what’s that each one about?” he mentioned.
“The madness of the left is aware of no bounds. And each Indians and baseball fans ought to be vastly insulted. They wish to take away our historical past, our heritage, our tradition, and every little thing that holds us collectively,” Trump added.
He had slammed the baseball crew final Friday when the title change was introduced, calling it a “shame.”
“Can anyone consider that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the title in 1915, are altering their title to the Guardians?” former commander-in-chief mentioned in a press release.