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Team USA star Ali Krieger rips Trump: ‘I refuse to respect a man that warrants no respect’

U.S. soccer star Ali Krieger excoriated President Trump in a recent interview, saying she refuses to “respect a man that warrants no respect.”

Her comments came during an interview with CNN on Thursday, in which the U.S. national soccer team player also spoke on her decision to defend her teammate Megan Rapinoe after Trump criticized her last week.

{mosads}”I feel that staying silent at times can side with the oppressor and I didn’t want her to feel like she was having to process this all alone, because a lot of us do have those similar feelings,” Krieger said.

“I wanted to make sure that as one of her close friends, she didn’t feel that and I feel like we’re able to focus — as women it’s funny, imagine that, we can multitask — on two things at once,” she continued.

“I refuse to just sit back and watch an abuser, a bully talk like that to my friend and I support her as a friend and I wanted to make sure that I said something that meant something to me and was important to me and that’s why I did what I did,” Krieger added.

Last week, Krieger slammed Trump on Twitter for criticizing Rapinoe after she said she would reject an invitation to the White House, saying at the time: “In regards to the ‘President’s’ tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well.”

“I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable,” Krieger also tweeted then.

Since that incident, Kreiger said she hasn’t “really been on Twitter and focused on him [Trump] at all,” however.

“More importantly, Barack Obama tweeted at us which I definitely liked so I saw that one and I was really excited about that,” she told CNN. “And we all were as well.”

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