On Tuesday, the conservative commentator — who last week called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “disgrace” for speaking out about harassment by border patrol officers — lashed out at the athlete on Twitter. Rapinoe has sparked conservative ire by silently protesting during the national anthem and criticizing the Trump administration.
That doesn’t sit well with Fox Nation personality Lahren, who has tangled on Twitter with the likes of Alyssa Milano and Cardi B. According to Lahren, Rapinoe has put her political beliefs before the country she represents.
“You’re not a hero,” she tweeted. “You’re a virtue-signaling soccer player with a chip on her shoulder and an attitude problem. Get over yourself.”
You don’t have to like @realDonaldTrump but when you have a giant “USA” on your back, you represent this country and ALL Americans. @mPinoe you’re not a hero, you’re a virtue-signaling soccer player with a chip on her shoulder and an attitude problem. Get over yourself.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 9, 2019
Rapinoe’s fans came out in full force to defend the sports star.
She is a hero, and soccer kids everywhere look up to her including mine because of her accomplishments.— lisastark35 (@lisastark351) July 9, 2019
What exactly have you done with your pathetic life?
Coming after a woman who won a world championship for the USA and is actively fighting for equal pay for women. Odd.— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) July 9, 2019
This might come as a shock to you - but President Trump is not the USA. I know you think he is America, but he isn't. He just works for America, at least he is supposed to.— Brandi Morgan (@Brandimorgantg) July 9, 2019
Congratulations to @mPinoe @alexmorgan13 & the entire #USWNT team. We are proud of your performance on the field & the conversations you are leading off of it. You are heroes to many in our country. #USA— Ron Lewis (@RAPLewis) July 9, 2019
When Trump decides to represent ALL Americans we’ll talk. Until then, what Megan did is completely American. 🤷🏻♀️— **SoCalGirl** (@SoCalGirl1208) July 9, 2019
Pretty rich that you, of all people, are telling someone they have an attitude problem and need to get over themselves. What is it you contribute again? #VapidBarbie— Teri Shockey (@1912Fenway) July 10, 2019
Rapinoe has not yet personally responded to Lahren’s remarks.
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