Newsmax host says he's rooting against 'woke' Team USA and 'took pleasure' in seeing them lose at the Tokyo Games

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Newsmax host says he's rooting against 'woke' Team USA and 'took pleasure' in seeing them lose at the Tokyo Games
Kevin Durant #7 and JaVale McGee #11 of Team United States walk off the court after the United States lost to France in the Men's Preliminary Round Group B game on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
Kevin Durant #7 and JaVale McGee #11 of Team United States walk off the court after the United States lost to France in the Men's Preliminary Round Group B game on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
  • Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield spoke about the Tokyo Games in a segment called "the woke Olympics."

  • He used his segment to criticize Team USA, saying he rooted against the US women's soccer team.

  • He said he took "pleasure" watching the men's basketball team lose to France this week.

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Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield says he's rooting against the "woke" Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, and even "took pleasure" in the US men's basketball team losing this week.

In a segment captioned "the woke Olympics," Stinchfield spoke about the men's basketball 83-76 loss to France and the women's soccer team's 3-0 loss to Sweden.

"I found myself rooting against not just Megan Rapinoe and her merry band of America-hating female soccer players, but I took pleasure in the men's basketball Team USA's first team loss since 2004," he said, calling the men's basketball loss "embarrassing."

"The collection of whiny overpaid social justice warriors are very hard to root for. The team is filled with anthem kneelers and I find it ironic that they are willing to put USA across their chests, but in the not so distant past, they would kneel for the anthem," he added, referencing number of NBA players and US women's soccer players who have knelt before games to protest racial inequality.

Stinchfield isn't the first right-wing commentator or politician to criticize US athletes for taking political stances or supporting liberal policies. Former president Donald Trump echoed similar sentiments at a rally in Phoenix, in which he said "Americans were happy" that the US women's soccer team lost.

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