As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team won their fourth World Cup in France on Sunday, celebrations arose everywhere, including in a French sports bar where Fox News just happened to be doing a live shot.
But the Fox people got a clip that they probably weren’t hoping for when chants of “F**k Trump’ rose from the crowd in the bar. A clip of the shot went viral online after it was posted by Sara Pearl, a video producer for the liberal activist group, Move On.
“We are here in a sports bar in Lyon, France,” the Fox reporter says as the chant starts to rise. He says, “listen to it,” before stumbling into a few “uhs” and saying, “we were going to be outside, we were going to be looking at a screen.”
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— Sara Pearl (@skenigsberg) July 7, 2019
And the segment got even more interesting when the Fox News reporter managed to interview the man who started the “F**k Trump” chant.
When asked if he had any doubt that the women’s team would win, the unidentified chanter said, “None whatsoever, now we need to win in 2020.” He added, “Democrats! Get that racist out of the White House.”
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) July 7, 2019
The women’s soccer team feuded with Trump early in their World Cup appearance, and the president angrily tweeted at one of their stars, Megan Rapinoe.
That feud came after Rapinoe said during an interview, “I’m not going to the f***ing White House.” Trump tweeted that Rapinoe “should WIN first before she TALKS!”
However, now that the women have won the World Cup, Trump was celebratory, congratulating them on the victory in a tweet. He wrote “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”
If the women don’t go to the White House, they’ll hardly be the first team to skip a visit with Trump. The NBA’s Golden State Warriors also declined a White House appearance after their championship.