Rapinoe’s Girlfriend Told Her She Might Be Asked To Run For President
This past Wednesday Megan Rapinoe spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, bragging that her girlfriend, Sue Bird, told her, “You need to be careful and to slow her roll because left-wing activists are going to ask you to run for president.”
The purple-haired soccer star is well-known for protesting the national anthem, instead kneeling like Nike’s Colin Kaepernick. Rapinoe’s interview with Eight by Eight when she stated that if President Trump invited her she wouldn’t go to the “f**king White House” went viral, gaining her even more popularity.
Left-wing Public Policy Polling poll found Rapinoe beating Trump by a point in a hypothetical 2020 presidental matchup. MSNBC’s Maddow said to Rapinoe, “So, I mean, I don’t think you’re going to announce that you’re running for president.”
Rapinoe replied: “Yes. No, I’m not.”
Maddow then told Rapinoe she was not asking Rapinoe to run but suggesting that “others are polling on it.”
Rapinoe told Maddow, “I don’t know, to be honest. I think things have changed dramatically in these, you know, just these couple of days. I’m excited to kind of dig in and see really where I can take this. I think that I’ve been kind of wanting that for a number of years and how do we – how do we bring it out of just sports and out of soccer and out of the things that we have been doing and that I’ve been doing into something way bigger?”
Maddow closed the interview by telling Rapinoe, “I think the country is ready for you.”
It looks like it didn’t take much time at all for fame to inflate her ego. Watch this video tweet which shows Rapinoe signing an autograph for a fan at the ESPY Awards, never giving him any eye contact at all.
In Sunday’s interview with host Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Rapinoe was asked what she would tell a Trump supporter. She told Todd that she would question them: “Do you believe 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 we should treat everyone with respect?”
She added, “I think Trump’s message excludes people that look like me and are me. He is trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.”
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe responds to her decision to not go to the Trump White House #MTP #IfItsSunday@mPinoe: "I think Trump's message excludes people that look like me and are me ... he is trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer" pic.twitter.com/FT7KudJCFi— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 14, 2019
Hillary Clinton showed her support to Rapinoe earlier this month, tweeting a photo of the two holding hands.
As we get ready to cheer on the #USWNT in Sunday’s final, let's note that they’re fighting for equal pay—and their advocacy could help all female athletes. I’m proud to stand with @mpinoe and this team for fighting to win, on and off the field. https://t.co/DG7jfmfWfm pic.twitter.com/2oMMnCMSw0— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 5, 2019