'Old bag': Megan Rapinoe hits back at Donald Trump's 'woke' dig

Megan Rapinoe (pictured right) during her medal ceremony and (pictured left) Donald Trump during a rally.
Megan Rapinoe (pictured right) hit back at former US President Donald Trump (pictured left) after his comments about the women's national football team. (Getty Images)

Football star Megan Rapinoe has hit back at former president Donald Trump after his comments regarding the US team's results at the Olympics.

Earlier in the week, Trump hit out at the "leftist maniacs" of the national women's team for missing out on Olympic gold because they are too "woke."

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The former president, who encouraged his supporters at a rally ahead of the Tokyo Games to boo the side, suggested falsely in a statement that the women had refused to stand for the national anthem during the tournament.

"If our soccer team, headed by a radical group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn't woke, they would have won the Gold Medal instead of the Bronze. Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has," the 75-year-old said.

Trump then took a personal dig at Rapinoe.

"They should replace the wokesters with Patriots and start winning again," Trump fumed.

"The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics and not doing her job!"

Megan Rapinoe hits back at Donald Trump

The US team went on to land a medal after defeating the Matildas in the bronze medal playoff.

And since Trump's comments, Rapinoe has hit back.

“It’s a really sad dig into an old bag,” she told NBC News.

“You’re rooting for people to do bad? Yikes.”

Trump and Rapinoe have had a long running spat.

Bronze medallist Megan Rapinoe (pictured middle) waves during the victory ceremony after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Bronze medallist Megan Rapinoe (pictured middle) waves during the victory ceremony after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images) (LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images)

Rapinoe has often been outspoken against Trump's policies and as the US team angled towards a 2019 World Cup win, the star said she wouldn't visit the White House.

Trump hit back at the time and said: "Megan should win, before she talks."

Last year, Rapinoe referred to Trump as a 'white nationalist' in an interview with Vice TV.

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