Bird speaks up about Trump’s criticism on her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe

Bird speaks up about Trump's criticism on her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe
Sue Bird's (left) girlfriend Megan Rapinoe has been the target of Trump's criticism.
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Daily US Times: Four-time Olympic gold medalist basketball star Sue Bird speaks up about President Trump’s criticism on her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe, a player of the US women national soccer team.

Sue describes the morning Trump took Twitter to criticize Megan as ‘surreal’.

The couple had been facing a feud when Megan Rapinoe spoke out about not wanting to visit the White House if the USWNT win the 2019 Women’s World Cup, a claim which seemed to politicize the otherwise seamless tournament in France last year.

But Bird says the public debate barely affected Rapione as she proved it by lifting the World Cup just days later. But at the same time Bird acknowledged that the whole situation took some getting used to.

While speaking to CNN, she said, “I think we both woke up, looked at it and was like, ‘Is this really happening?”’

“I think not a lot of people talk about her ability to kind of take the heat from the president and be able to clap back, if you will, and then still perform”, Bird added.

The pair had been concerned their safety knowing that lots of people will have take Trump’s side, but that didn’t stop Bird penning a letter in the Player’s Tribune which was perfectly titled “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend.”

They regarded as powerful as both have reached the very top of their respective sports and both have used their lofty platforms to call for equality in sport and in wider society.

Especially, Bird has been a trailblazer in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and has a huge impact on its rise in popularity and investment.

She has also been a colossus on the court, winning three WNBA titles in 2004, 2010 and 2018 with Seattle Storm in addition to her bumper Olympic haul.

The 39-year-old said, reflecting back on her career to date “You want to leave a mark, you want to leave a legacy and I’ve kind of held onto that, especially in the last couple of years, I’ve really tried to do my part to make sure I leave the game in a better place.”