(RepublicanJournal.org) – A women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player set off a Twitter storm days before July 4th, when she called the United States “trash.” The series of tweets, which Fox News reports was in response to two recent Supreme Court decisions, led to heavy backlash among conservative posters.
Our country is trash in so many ways and instead of using our resources to make it better we continue to oppress Marginalized groups that we have targeted since the beginning of times.
Black/brown communities& LGBTQ+ man we are too powerful to still be attacking issues separate
— Natasha Cloud (@T_Cloud4) June 30, 2023
WNBA player Natasha Cloud started the dispute on June 30, when she began publicly airing her frustrations on Twitter. She accused the country of failing to spend its resources in meaningful ways, instead using them to keep minority groups under oppressive control. Waves of other users rushed in to defend their country and denounce the athlete’s statements, but Cloud kept the fire well fueled in the days that followed.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was among the first people to fire back. He reminded citizens that “America is a free country,” so Cloud can call the US whatever she wants, but also challenged the WNBA player to offer names of countries that were any better to their residents. He noted, for an example, the unlikelihood that Cloud would be “planning any trips to Russia this off-season.”
America is a free country so she has the right to call it “trash”
But at least tell us which countries you think are better
For example I bet she isn’t planning any trips to Russia this off-season https://t.co/C2VQRVVxVP
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 30, 2023
Other users quickly flooded in to slam Cloud’s remarks. One asked her if perhaps the US should adopt practices common in the Middle East, Africa, and South America, probing for her thoughts on how those countries treated their minorities. Others simply suggested she find somewhere else to call home if she thinks the United States is so terrible. One went so far as to take a scathing guess at the athlete’s IQ.
Cloud’s ire stems from the Supreme Court’s most recent two decisions, which effectively end Affirmative Action and allow businesses to refuse services based on ideological principles. Progressives are up in arms over the rulings, while Conservatives are celebrating them as movement toward a truly fair and unbiased system.
Cloud is a seven-year veteran of the WNBA. She earned the title of WNBA champion in 2019, leading the league in assists per game in 2022 and claiming the All-Defensive selection in 2019 and 2022. She currently plays for the Washington Mystics.
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