Megan Rapinoe, one of the stars of the United States women’s national soccer teamis also known and acclaimed for her fight for various causes: for equal pay, for her lawsuit with donald trumpfor her criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion and for her support of the LGBTQ+ community.
After the United States team won the 2019 World Cup in France, Rapinoe became an idol to some and a villain to others for her refusal to go to the White House in the face of a possible invitation from Donald Trump, with whom she started a feud. . Even after celebrating the title in front of more than 300,000 people, it was suggested that she run for president, but she replied, “I’m sorry, I’m busy.”
While it’s unclear whether or not she would be interested in embarking on a political career, which would surely be successful with the support of the people, in 2019 a public policy poll survey gave her a virtual electoral triumph over Trump, with 42% of the vote against 41% for Trump.
After ruling out her possible candidacy, she clarified that her support was for the Democratic Party. In 2020, she paid a few compliments to Democratic candidates, like Senator Elizabeth Warrenwhom she called smart and sharp, while talking about the “radical” senator Bernie Sanders Where Cory Booker.
Why does Rapinoe support the Democrats?
After being recognized at the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year awards, she clarified her position: her support for Democrats was to get President Trump out of the White House.
The two-time world champion said about three years ago: “I think the most important thing is to get this maniac out of the White House.”
Yet she just wants a better world. “We have to do better. We have to love more and hate less. We have to listen more and talk less. It is our responsibility to make the world a better place.”
To others, however, Rapinoe doesn’t sit well with her views which largely fit into the mainstream narrative and would rather her focus on sports than constantly engage in political talking points.