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Trump Says US Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Wrong to Protest During Anthem

Megan Rapinoe has described herself as a "walking protest" to Trump's policies

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    Megan Rapinoe of the USA (right) refuses to sing the national anthem out of protest prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between Sweden and USA at Stade Oceane on June 20, 2019 in Le Havre, France.

    President Donald Trump says he does not think it's appropriate for a co-captain of the U.S. women's soccer team to protest during the national anthem. 

    Megan Rapinoe has described herself as a "walking protest" to Trump's policies. 

    Trump told The Hill in an interview Monday that he disagrees with her actions, but loves watching women's soccer and thinks the players are very talented. 

    After Rapinoe started kneeling during the anthem, the United States Soccer Federation adopted a policy that requires players to stand during the anthem. Now she stands, but she has been criticized for not singing and putting her hand over her heart like other players.

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    Rapinoe delivered two goals on Monday against Spain to send the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. The Americans will play host country France on Friday.