Former US president Donald Trump has panned his own country’s Olympic football team after its bronze medal win over Australia on Thursday.
The US Women’s National Team came into the Olympics as the reigning world champions and gold medal favourites, before suffering a surprise defeat to Canada in the semi-finals.
But the Americans at least ended on a positive note (unfortunately, from our perspective), beating Australia 4-3 in a pulsating match to claim third place.
“It feels like we really had to earn that thing. And we’re very proud of it,” the team’s captain, Becky Sauerbrunn, said of the bronze medal.
“Obviously we wanted to get a gold medal. Everyone wants to get a gold medal, Americans love golds. The fact is we potentially didn’t deserve to get a gold.”
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Mr Trump offered a less charitable assessment of the result,…