Weeks After Donald Trump’s Criticism, Michelle Obama Honors Megan Rapinoe After Record-Breaking NWSL Game

Published 10/07/2023, 8:45 AM EDT

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Former USWNT legend Megan Rapinoe has been enjoying life after retirement. The OL Reign star decided to draw the curtain on her illustrious career last month, playing her last game for the national team. Following her career in the field, Rapinoe has turned her focus to work towards different philanthropic ventures. Megan’s efforts have received widespread attention with Michelle Obama, praising the former USWNT icon.

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While the star has been often criticized by former US President Donald Trump for leading the USWNT to its doom, the star recently received massive praise from former first lady Michelle Obama. Megan Rapinoe took to her social media yesterday as she shared a story from Michelle lauding the player for her efforts off the field.

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Megan Rapinoe, who has been working with the WhenWeAllVote organization, received massive praise from former first lady Michelle Obama through her Instagram handle. Rapinoe quickly shared the post on her story while thanking the former first lady.

Applauding Megan Rapinoe for her work with WhenWeAllVote, the former first lady praised the soccer star for her actions off the field. “Congratulations, @mrapinoe for a historic career. Both on and off the field. It has meant to me a lot that in between games and training sessions these past few years, you took your time to serve as a @Whenweallvote co-chair to get our communities registered and ready to vote. I am so grateful to you for that, and I am wishing you the best of luck for your next chapter.”

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While Rapinoe received huge praise from Michelle Obama for her actions, the star was under massive criticism following the national team’s exit from the World Cup. Former US President Donald Trump led the charge against Rapinoe holding her responsible for the team’s defeat.

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Former United States President Donald Trump went all in on Rapinoe following USWNT’s exit from the recent World Cup. Both Trump and Rapinoe have constantly fired shots at each other. Team USA’s failure provided the former president an opportunity to once again put Megan under the scanner.

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Megan Rapinoe missed a crucial penalty against Sweden that knocked the United States out of the World Cup. Trump, following the defeat, quickly penned a tweet slamming the star for leading the team toward failure. Both Megan Rapinoe and the former President have been at each other after Rapinoe refused to go to the White House after winning the World Cup back in 2019.

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The two, ever since the incident, have had constant back-and-forth banter with each other. Following his criticism, Rapinoe had come out and openly slammed the former president for his fake criticism.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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