President Joe Biden announced Friday that a famous left-wing activist, Megan Rapinoe, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The soccer star who promoted taking a knee during the national anthem while playing for the United States women’s national soccer team will be receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor.
A White House press release said, “the honor will be presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors. President Biden has long said that America can be defined by one word: possibilities and embody the soul of the nation – hard work, perseverance, and faith.”
“They have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities – and across the world – while blazing trails for generations to come,” the statement said.
The White House detailed Rapinoe as “a prominent advocate for gender pay equality, racial justice, and LGBTQI+ rights.”
The veteran soccer player is known for her alluring leftist activism. During the Summer Olympics of 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, U.S. women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe took a knee before the game with other players to “protest racism.”
Rapinoe’s controversial statement last week, “I would also encourage everyone out there who is afraid someone’s going to have an unfair advantage over their kid to really take a step back and think what are we actually talking about here.”
She continued, “We’re talking about people’s lives. I’m sorry, your kid’s high school volleyball team just isn’t that important. And I think people also need to understand that sports is not the most important thing in life, right? Life is the most important thing in life.”
Additional Americans to receive the honor from President Biden are Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and former U.S. Senator John McCain.
Notable recipients of the prestigious award given by President Donald Trump the late Elvis Presley, the late Babe Ruth, and the late Antonin Scalia
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