Fox's Stuart Varney would like Megan Rapinoe to remove her arm band.
Rapinoe, a co-captain for the U.S. women's national soccer team, said she is "not going to the f--king White House," if the U.S. side wins the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. This didn't sit well with Fox Business host, who said on Wednesday he'd love to see the U.S. team "fire" Rapinoe as co-captain over the remark.
Varney said Rapinoe's comments were "beneath contempt," and questioned her use of an obscenity in relation to the president and the White House. Varney's guest Susan Li questioned Rapinoe's patriotism, pondering if she should even be allowed to wear the American flag.
At the beginning of the conversation, Varney said Rapinoe "has now split the team," though, so far at least, there are no indications that Rapinoe's teammates have taken issue with her comments.
That Fox Business segment Trump tweeted about described Rapinoe as "opportunistic," "beneath contempt," "wrong," and "not patriotic." It closed with host Stuart Varney saying the team should "fire her as the co-captain," adding, "I'd love to see that." pic.twitter.com/3aswUJCaTe