As Dan Rather put it today, “Perhaps the entirety of the 2020 election can be boiled down to one question: Will the future of the United States be Megan Rapinoe… or Donald Trump?” That was a reference to Rapinoe’s speech after the women’s World Cup parade in New York City. The speech was uplifting, authentic and hopeful. The New York Times writes, “In a memorable speech, she lauded her teammates, spoke of the politics of division and equal pay and let forth a profane tribute to New York City.”
Here are a couple of excerpts:
“This is my charge to everyone: We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We got to listen more and talk less. It’s our responsibility to make the world a better place.”
“We got pink hair and purple hair. We got tattoos and dreadlocks. We got white girls, black girls and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls.”
Watch the full speech from PBS above.