Bar crowd chants 'f*ck Trump' during live Fox News report following USA's World Cup win
Patrons at a bar were heard audibly shouting "f**k Trump" during a Fox News live report in the aftermath of the USWNT's World Cup win.
The United States successfully defended their World Cup title after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final on Sunday evening, but as Fox News cut to correspondent Greg Palkot inside a sports bar in Lyon, France, the Donald Trump chants began almost immediately, drowning out Palkot as he tried to deliver his report.
Here's Palkot's unfortunate news report:
The chant originated from one patron before spreading all around the bar, and Palkot unwittingly ended up interviewing the man who started the chant. "So did you have any doubt whatsoever they were going to lose?" Palkot asked the fan, who quickly replied: "None, none whatsoever. Now we need to win in 2020. Democrats! Get that racist out of the White House!"
It was an awkward scene at the Fox News studio, where Donald Trump is said to be an avid watcher of the network. The US Women's National Team's victory took on extra meaning after Megan Rapinoe, the team's captain and star player, emphatically declaring that she was "not going to the f**king White House" should the US team prevail.
President Trump responded with a slew of tweets slamming Rapinoe for "disrespecting" the American flag, adding that he would invite the team to the White House, win or lose.
"I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!"
Rapinoe scored five goals on the road to US victory, and on Saturday, doubled down on her statements. "I haven’t spoken to everyone about it, obviously not myself, not [USWNT teammate] Ali Krieger, and I suspect not many, if any, of the other players," she said to Agence France-Presse on Saturday ahead of the final.