Joe Biden FORGETS Megan Rapinoe's name, slammed for calling her 'America's best'

Joe Biden's recent praise for Megan Rapinoe accompanied an awkward fumbling as the president forgot her last name


                            Joe Biden FORGETS Megan Rapinoe's name, slammed for calling her 'America's best'
Joe Biden forgot Megan Rapinoe's last name while honouring her as America's 'best' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden's meet and greet to honor the WNBA world champions in the White House turned out to be unique. Biden, who has been long criticized for forgetting things mid-speech, forgot American women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe's last name while honoring her as "the best of what America stands for."

This left trolls and critics largely displeased on social media, as most of them chose to ignore the president forgetting Rapinoe's last name, and focused on slamming him for calling her America's finest.

This criticism comes amidst severe flak for the way the US government has been handling the ongoing Afghanistan crisis. With just a week left for the August 31 deadline to evacuate all troops from the country recently taken over by the Taliban, Americans are expressing vocally on social media how little faith they have in the Biden administration.

The president has also been criticized for disappearing off to weekend getaways in the middle of this chaos. His press conferences addressing the issue haven't been able to convince critics that things are in control. And now, him showering Rapinoe with praises after a teammate accused her of bullying the US Women's National Soccer Team into taking the knee during the national anthem, seems more than just a poor choice of words to the internet.

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Rapinoe came up as the POTUS congratulated the Seattle Storm for winning the WNBA finals, led by star point guard Sue Bird, who is engaged to Rapinoe. The soccer star was also heavily criticized after the US came third at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which also led to an outburst amidst Subway stores complaining they don't want her endorsing their product.

Rapinoe has been criticized for a while now for taking the knee -- an act of protest -- during the national anthem. And her vocal distaste for former president Donald Trump was to the point where she refused to visit the White House as long as he was living there, earning the ire of many.

To Biden however, Rapinoe is a hero, just as she is among the left-leaning public. Unfortunately, the president couldn't manage to remember Rapinoe's last name as he honoured the sports couple as America's best.

Biden began, “Back in March we had the honor of welcoming Sue’s fiancé- uh Megan..," and then his voice sort of trailed off and fumbled as he seemingly tried to recall the athlete's last name. The president then said her first name once again, before mumbling "Excuse me," and continuing: "Megan came and we tried to get her outside playing soccer with us."

Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion soccer player Megan Rapinoe deliers remarks during and event to mark Equal Pay Day with U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and first lady Dr. Jill Biden in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on March 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Highlighting the gender pay gap, Equal Pay Day raises awareness that women in the United States earned $0.82 for every dollar men earned in 2019, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The president also tried to add a little quip, "But it didn't work quite well," before showering Rapinoe and Bird with praises. Touting her and Bird, the POTUS continued: "Between the two of them they share Olympic medals, World Cup titles, the WNBA championship and above all they define integrity and character. As president, as an American, I’m proud of how they represented us and they represent the best of what America stands for.” And this did not sit well with social media. 

"Corrupt Joe Biden says that Megan Rapino is The Best of what America stands however the U.S. begs to differ because we don't back bullies," tweeted one user. Another added: "@JoeBiden is an ass. Wonder how our troops in Kabul feel seeing this POS take the symbolic knee along with saying the likes of @mPinoe "represents the values of our country"? The woke culture are losers! LOSERS!" 



 



 

Some also accused the president of hating America. "Need proof that Joe Biden hates America, our Flag and our National Anthem? Biden Says Anthem Protester Rapinoe 'Represents' America's Best," said one.

Others expressed: "I’m honestly stunned. We knew Joe was diminished. But this is beyond what anyone, even in the left could’ve seen coming. The world is in such danger now."

Others expressed concern, tweeting: "Joe is more worried about pushing a false narrative, promoting racism and segregation. America is a melting pot of the worlds best, who want freedom."