Lara Trump mocked for hoping Gwen Berry doesn't win Olympic medal: 'Sounds about White'
Berry had made headlines for turning away from the American flag while the national anthem played during the US Olympic trials
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to get more and more controversial with protests and demonstrations, conservative commentator Lara Trump has shared her hopes of wanting to watch Gwen Berry fail. Berry, who drew immense criticism for facing away from the American flag during the US Olympic Trials, is gearing up to compete on behalf of Team USA in the Olympic hammer throw finals. But former POTUS Donald Trump's daughter-in-law will secretly be hoping that Berry doesn't make it to the podium when the time comes for the award-giving ceremony.
Lara Trump's comments came on Sunday, August 1, when Fox News asked her to fill in for one of their afternoon segments. Trump immediately began ranting about a Facebook ad response that has since been turned into a conspiracy theory, but ultimately, she began dissing Berry for her protests. An unapologetic Berry had earlier dubbed the American national anthem racist to black people.
No stranger to demonstrations, the athelete raised her fist in solidarity with Black America as she stood on the podium at the 2019 Pan American Games. It was reminiscent of Gold medalist Tommie Smith, who had first kicked off the same demonstration decades ago in 1968, followed by bronze medalist John Carlos, after competing in the 200m race. Berry has also expressed her sentiments about protesting against the American National Anthem if she wins a medal in the hammer throw. If she follows through with her plans, she will be joining American shot putter Raven Saunders who recently raised her arms into an X as she accepted the silver medal after the August 1 Olympic finals.
This seems to have enraged Trump, as she threw shade at Berry, telling the camera: "There are a lot of people who hope she doesn't make it to that podium because, you know, she's — she's not doing the right thing with that." And of course social media wasn't going to stay quiet about that. Taking it to Twitter, some netizens noted the irony of Trump slamming a Black Olympian when White Nationalists were the ones to storm the US Capitol. "Lara Trump is more upset at Black Olympian Gwen Berry for wanting to protest the National Anthem, than when MAGA terrorists literally BLUDGEONED Capitol Police Officers with the American Flag itself. Sounds about white," the user quipped.
Another user, whom Trump seems to have blocked on Twitter, urged their followers to send the former First Daughter-in-Law a message loud and clear: "Since @LaraleaTrump blocks me, can you guys relay this message to her? #GwenBerry is out of her league to troll." Another user accused modern day GOP of selling hate by citing Trump's hopes of Berry's failure. "Sadly, since the Republican Party's platform is FASCISM, voter suppression, and white supremacy — Lara Trump hoping that black Olympic athlete Gwen Berry loses is actually a popular position within the bigot base of the party. In today's GOP, hate sells," they tweeted.
Lara Trump is more upset at Black Olympian Gwen Berry for wanting to protest the National Anthem, than when MAGA terrorists literally BLUDGEONED Capitol Police Officers with the American Flag itself.— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) August 2, 2021
Sounds about white.
Sadly, since the Republican Party's platform is FASCISM, voter suppression, and white supremacy — Lara Trump hoping that black Olympic athlete Gwen Berry loses is actually a popular position within the bigot base of the party.— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) August 2, 2021
In today's GOP, hate sells.https://t.co/tMiVFqFoZw