DONALD TRUMP slammed the US Women’s Olympic football team after they won bronze at Tokyo 2020.
USA beat Australia 4-3 in the third-place play off after losing to Canada 1-0 earlier in the week.
But Trump refused to congratulate the team and accused them of being “wokesters” in a bizarre rant.
The former president said in a statement: “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. There were, however, a few patriots standing.
“Unfortunately, they need more than that respecting our country and national anthem. They should replace the wokesters with patriots and start winning again.
“The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about radical left politics and not doing her job!”
It is not the first time Trump has criticised the US Women’s football team, slamming Megan Rapinoe for her refusal to sing the national anthem.
The Team USA star, who scored from a corner in the bronze medal match, dubbed herself “a walking protest” to Trump and his policies while he was US president.
The 36-year-old has also incurred the wrath of Donald Trump jr. previously, as he opposed the team’s decision to take the knee ahead of a match against Sweden in the group stages.
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Trump’s words will likely have little effect on the team however, with Alex Morgan sharing her pride at winning bronze.
She wrote on Twitter: “Coming home with that fresh Bronze and couldn’t be more proud of this team! Battling until the end it’s been 40 days on the road and ending on a high makes it all worth it!”
US captain Becky Sauerbrunn added: ‘That bronze means so much. It feels like we really had to earn that thing. And we’re very proud of it.”
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