Rapinoe Kicks 2020 Into Gear With Endorsement of Democrat Warren

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United States forward Megan Rapinoe threw her political support behind Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday, with the two-time World Cup winner announcing she was endorsing the senator amid a tight primary race.

Rapinoe has been a vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump and famously declared that the team wouldn’t “go to the (expletive) White House,” prior to the squad winning their second successive world title earlier this year.

“I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real,” the 34-year-old wrote on Twitter on Friday, with a video of her speaking to the Massachusetts senator.

“I’m proud to endorse Elizabeth Warren today, for being bold, for being real, for listening to ALL of us, and for being prepared to navigate the unique challenges we face today as a country.”

While athletes frequently endorse candidates in presidential election years, Rapinoe has emerged as a particularly vocal and prominent figure on social and political issues.

Democratic politicians heaped praised on the U.S. women’s national soccer team this year as they defended their World Cup crown in France amid a high-profile lawsuit against their governing body for gender discrimination.

Rapinoe, who won the World Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball, as well as the Ballon d’Or, claimed Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year prize on Monday, where she told Reuters she was enthusiastic about hitting the campaign trail in 2020.

“Get me on the bus, get me on one of those planes,” Rapinoe said. “I want to rile people up! Something about me is motivating people to do something, or people are interested.

“If I’ve got to knock on doors to get people to vote, I’m down.”

Rapinoe will next take to the field with her U.S. team mates in the 2020 Olympic qualifiers starting in January.

(Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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Phyllis Softa
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I am searching for logic in Rapinoe’s candidate endorsement. She recently praised VISA for their donations, support and endorsement of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Teams adding “It’s money, obviously, ads and sponsorship” that it takes to influence the IOC. If corporate money and corporate sponsorships are needed to influence equal pay for women’s sports and oppose discrimination in any form, WHY support a candidate that denigrates corporate donations and “big dollar” donations to candidates that support pay equality, judicial equality, and a safe workplace environment?

Screwtape
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Her oh-so Lefty appealing androgyny aside….she kicks a ball and runs for a living.

This makes her endorsement count exactly how? (except to those who worship the effete Euro version of gladiatorial games)

The guy working the Jiffy Lube is every bit as qualified in making an endorsement.

John
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John

if anyone was on the fence about her, this should help them make their minds up.

Russell
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Russell

“…LOOKS like a man !”

ron
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i don’t understand why people care what these so call famous people have to say. is their opinion more important than ours? i don’t think so. who cares what they think.

Bob
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rabidnoe strikes out again.

william jackson
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Big whoop—-no one cares who this retard endorses.

Cherl
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Who really cares? Just another attention seeker. By 2020 no one will remember her….or Warren.

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