Megan Rapinoe: America is great for a few people now, but it’s not great for enough Americans in this world
On July 9, the captain of the women's national football team, Megan Rapinoe, on CNN, said it does not support Donald Trump, as his policy and his idea (MAGA) "does not fit all of America."
Answering Anderson Cooper's question about the visit to the White House, Megan Rapinoe replied that neither she nor her co-commanders would accept an invitation from the current administration, for fear that everything they fought for would be distorted and destroyed.
Host Anderson Cooper asked Megan Rapinoe to voice a message for Donald Trump and she said:
“Message to the president: I think that I would say that your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me. You’re excluding people that look like me. You’re excluding people of you’re excluding, you know, Americans that maybe support you. I think that we need to have a reckoning with the message that you have and what you’re saying about ‘Make America Great Again.’ I think that you’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone. It might have been great for a few people, and maybe America is great for a few people now, but it’s not great for enough Americans in this world, and I think we have a responsibility, each and every one of us, you have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person and you need to do better for everyone.”
The interview also touched on the topic of homosexuality in the United States in ’50s. Since at that time, according to the law, gays could be arrested or sent for treatment to a mental hospital. Anderson Cooper and Megan Rapinoe suggested that the MAGA slogan intends to bring the United States back to those times.
“Yeah, it was not a great place for a lot of people. It was a very oppressive place, and that’s not to say that it was the worst place in the world,” Rapinoe said.