A UFC fighter and former Army Green Beret knocked U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe for refusing to sing during the national anthem during the Women’s World Cup and snubbing a visit with President Donald Trump at the White House.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, former Green Beret Sgt. Tim Kennedy was pressed for his reaction to Rapinoe’s refusal to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and her recent comment saying that she would not go “to the f**king White House.”
Kennedy responded by saying that it was “sad” and “disappointing” to see the soccer star protesting during the national anthem and that the act “demonstrates what they don’t understand” about America.
“We’re an imperfect country, and we have been, but we’re the greatest country in the world,” the former Green Beret said. “And an opportunity to represent to the world really how spectacular we are and what kind of a place it is to live here, I think they’re just wasting that opportunity.”
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Kennedy continued on to say that Rapinoe and the other women’s team stars who are blasting the president are in a “privileged position” by “representing” the U.S. in the World Cup and that he could not “imagine having an American flag on your shoulder” and not showing the unity of the American people when the “whole entire world is watching you.”
“It kind of breaks my heart,” Kennedy added.
As IJR Red previously reported, the president invited the U.S. women’s national team to the White House to celebrate their appearance in the World Cup, win or lose.
Rapinoe — a co-captain of the team — told reporters that she would not be “going to the f**king White House.”
Trump fired back on Twitter shortly thereafter, proclaiming that Rapinoe should “be proud of the flag” she wears on her jersey.