President Trump said on Monday that he did not think it appropriate for US women's football star Megan Rapinoe to protest during the national anthem.
Rapinoe, who originally knelt during the game of "The Star-Spangled Banner" She played in the National Women's Soccer League, had sworn to lay neither her hand over her heart during the game's national anthem still to sing the lyrics. So far, she has proven to be true at the Women's World Cup.
The gates of Spain's megarapinos gave US women a 2-1 meeting.
Trump made his comments to Rapinoe during an interview with The Hill. When asked if the co-captain's decision to kneel was appropriate, Trump replied, "No. I do not believe that. "
The president praised the football team, however, after their victory over Spain on Monday in the first round of the knockout round of the Women's World Cup.
"I love watching women's football," he told The Hill. "They are really talented."
Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports in May that her decision to kneel had a lot of backlashes. She expressed her disapproval of the lack of support for US football and the association's decision to issue a rule requiring players to stand and stand the flag. "
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" This broad patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL is doing that, "she told Yahoo Sports. "I felt like the words of US Soccer and then the rule they made without ever talking to me. That was the same as what the NFL did. I do, rather than at least entertain, trying to figure out a [solution] that makes sense for everyone. "
Rapinoe called herself a "walking protest" and she believes that the Trump administration "does not like all Americans equally".
"I feel like it's sort of a defiance to just be who I am and wear the jersey and represent it," Rapinoe told the site, "Because I'm as talented as I am, I can Being here, you can not tell me if I can be here or not, so it's a kind of good "you" for any kind of inequality or bad feelings the administration has over people who are not exactly what they look like God help us when we all look like him, weird, very scary, ahh, disturbing. "
MEGAN RAPINOES GIVING TARGETS FROM THE SPOT US WOMEN'S 2: 1 VICTORY VIA SPAIN, SETUP FRANCE MEETING  Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before her match against the Chicago Red Stars in 2016. She called her actions a "small nod" to Kaepernick and "whatever he stands for."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.