Not everyone is disappointed the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team was knocked out of the World Cup.
During a segment of her podcast on Monday, journalist Megyn Kelly noted the team was knocked out of the tournament after losing to Sweden.
“Long-time team leader and activist Megan Rapinoe was smiling and laughing to herself after missing the crucial penalty kick. It was overall just an embarrassing performance for this team from the start,” she said.
Kelly went on, “They donned the uniforms of the United States of America, but they refused to honor anything we stand for. And therefore, I’m thrilled they lost. Good! I’m glad you went down.”
“You don’t support America, I don’t support you! And I know I’m not alone,” she added.
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"I'm thrilled they lost. I'm glad you went down. You don't support America. I don't support you. And I know I'm not alone."@MegynKelly reacts to the U.S. women's soccer team failing miserably at the World Cup. Watch the FULL clip – https://t.co/29KG5f5me6 pic.twitter.com/Y8XGl05Uny
— The Megyn Kelly Show (@MegynKellyShow) August 7, 2023
Kelly’s comment appeared to refer to several of the players’ decision not to sing while the national anthem was played.
The U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup after losing in a penalty shootout to Sweden.
It was the earliest in the team’s history that it was knocked out of the tournament.
Still, President Joe Biden took to Twitter to express pride in the team as he wrote, “[WSNT], you’ve made your country proud.”
“Congratulations on an incredible run. This team is something special and I’m looking forward to seeing how you continue to inspire Americans with your grit and determination – on and off the field,” he added.
.@USWNT, you’ve made your country proud.
Congratulations on an incredible run. This team is something special and I’m looking forward to seeing how you continue to inspire Americans with your grit and determination – on and off the field. https://t.co/XWitTB3Gl4
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 6, 2023
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump ripped the team as he wrote on Truth Social, “The ‘shocking and totally unexpected’ loss by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Sweden is fully emblematic of what is happening to the [sic] our once great Nation under Crooked Joe Biden.”
“Many of our players were openly hostile to America – No other country behaved in such a manner, or even close. WOKE EQUALS FAILURE. Nice shot Megan, the USA is going to Hell!!! MAGA,” he insisted.
Trump referred to player Megan Rapinoe’s miss during the penalty shootout which helped give Sweden the victory.
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