Judging by the attendance at his July 4 “celebration” hoedown — the one where he talked about Revolutionary War soldiers fighting in airports — president Donald J. Trump still has a lot of fans. In America, that is. In non-American countries, not so much. Case in point: When Fox News tried to casually do a story from a bar in France, whose many patrons had just watched the U.S. Woman’s soccer team beat the Netherlands outfit, revelers took the opportunity to shout “F*ck Trump” live on the president’s favorite channel.
The moment, caught by Rolling Stone, occurred when Fox News foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot assumed he would be fine going to a sports bar in Lyon to see how people were celebrating USWNT’s victory. “History has just been made! We are here in a sports bar in Lyon, France. Listen to it,” Palkot said. Alas, when he gave viewers the chance to “listen to it,” the patrons only heard their favorite president being roundly insulted.
Palkot tried to salvage it, explaining that he’d brought the cameras inside a sports bar, seemingly because the victory would have been less exciting to watch if they’d been outside, where no one would ever tell the American president where to go.
Naturally, much of social media had that Lyon sports bar’s back.
On a related note, a few weeks back the U.S. team’s co-captain and one of its brightest stars, Megan Rapinoe, became the latest to get called out on Twitter by her nation’s very stable president. When asked if her team would meet Trump following a win, she replied, bluntly, “I’m not going to the f*cking White House.” Trump did not like that, though, arguably to his credit, he struggled to balance outrage with praise, saying he’s a big fan of the team but that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job.”
Anyway, Rapinoe’s loss. After all, she could have gotten a McDonald’s spread, with all the sauces. Still, she did get a thumbs up from one of the stars of Backdraft.
(Via Rolling Stone)