This week USA soccer star Megan Rapinoe was asked if she’ll visit the Trump White House if her team wins the championship. She responded emphatically in the negative. This prompted Donald Trump to have a particularly erratic meltdown about her. Now Chelsea Clinton is coming to the rescue, putting Trump in his place and serving up the kind of response that Trump should have offered.
Donald Trump posted this bizarre tweet: “Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet.”
Well, that was his second try. The first time around he accidentally tagged some random woman with a similar name, prompting her to diss him. In any case, Chelsea Clinton offered this classy take on how it all should have gone: “Mr. President- I think you meant to say, ‘While I don’t agree with @mPinoe, I respect her freedom of speech & am cheering for our amazing women’s soccer team!”(No?) Co-captain @mPinoe & @USWNT-would be honored to share White House memories over a meal any day. Good luck Friday!'”
Come to think of it, Chelsea Clinton sounds a whole lot more “presidential” than Donald Trump ever has or ever will. Then again, so did both of Chelsea’s parents.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report