The victory of the USA against the Netherlands at the World Cup final in France on Sunday has not only triggered festivities among its fans. It confirmed the status of the team as an icon whose willingness to go beyond football soundbites, inspired young people, produced critics who stuck to their policies, and questioned perceptions about athletes' behavior sounded far beyond party politics. The US team is driving the development of women's football – which lacks support and attention in the traditional core countries of the game in Europe and South America that it has in the US, but it is beginning to take hold.
The team's triumph also comes from other women athletes. 15-year-old Wimbledon-born Coco Gauff and the five-time World Champion of the American Women's Hockey Team break their own sporting boundaries and confirm the promise that Title IX should not discriminate against female athletes.
His outspoken members are also linked to an era of changing social attitudes that led to the #MeToo movement, which uncovered generations of sexual harassment in business, media, art, and Hollywood – as Democratic candidates stand for chance at Trump To defeat the year 2020.
At first glance, the winners of the US football World Championships, which the President can quickly embark on as they are the epitome of an interpretation of his motto "America First".
But also other key political figures From all sides of the ideological spectrum was quickly pronounced an enthusiastic praise. It took several hours for Trump to congratulate him.
"Congratulations to the US women's football team for winning the World Cup! Great and exciting game, America is proud of you all!" Trump tweeted from his New Jersey golf club.
Trump told reporters on Sunday he would pay a visit After Tiger Woods won the Masters in April – his 15th major championship – the golf enthusiast Trump Woods quickly lent the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He recently announced that Jerry West, a former NBA player, coach and general manager, would receive the same honor.
Trump in a corner
The World Cup winners have long refused to publish their results All Entertainment.
This led to the extraordinary spectacle of a seated president publicly protesting against Trump's captain in US colors at an overseas tournament – an episode that helps summarize the bared-up political nerves of the Trump era and a dividing line to form between conservatives and opponents on cable television.
Trump responded to Rapinoe on June e 26 in the traditional way he reserved for his critics.
"Megan should never disregard our country, the White House or our flag, especially since so much has been done for them and the crew," Trump said.
The spit seems to be a personal affair, but the World Cup winners conquered America's heart in a way that suggests its political antennae might have failed him.
"He's basically painted in a corner of being against Megan Rapinoe," said American columnist Christine Brennan on CNN's "State of the Union."
"I think we'll see more of these because these women are empowered as never before to speak out against a president they do not represent."
Rapinoe made no apologies for her team's willingness to engage in questions at a post-World Cup final press conference on victories over victories and losses go out.
"We say what we feel. We all really know that my voice is sometimes louder, but in dining rooms and conversations everyone is together, "said Rapinoe with her medal around her neck. We are such a proud, strong and defiant group of women.
Melania Trump and Barack Obama weigh the victory
Leading political figures, including First Lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, 2020 Democratic hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren and former President Barack Obama has all Trump defeated at Twitter to congratulate the team.
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