Michael Bradley, midfielder of the U.S. men’s national team, says President Donald Trump is “empty,” adding “there is no moral bone in his body.”
The US is currently in the midst of a historic protest period with people marching across the country following George Floyd ‘s murder.
The country, meanwhile, also feels the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 Americans to date.
In the past, Bradley criticized Trump, saying that he was “sad and embarrassed” by Trump’s 2017 travel ban targeting Muslim countries primarily.
And, with the U.S. in a state of disarray, for what he sees as a lack of leadership, Bradley has hit the President.
“We’ve got a completely hollow president. There’s no spiritual fiber in his body,” Bradley said at a media conference call.
Bradley is not the only American international opposing Trump, with U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe engaging with the U.S. in a much-published word battle. Speaker.
Most recently, Rapinoe described Trump as a “white nationalist,” adding that he has done little to support those he serves in their lives.
Protests continue throughout the U.S. following the death of Floyd, with the four officers involved in the incident facing charges for the Minneapolis resident ‘s killing.
Floyd ‘s death has reignited demonstrations around racial injustice and police violence, with numerous demonstrations turning from peaceful to violent following marches and law enforcement altercations.
There has been plenty of conversation over the days since, about what people can do to help change the system for minorities demanding equal rights, and Bradley says he is determined to help.
The USMNT midfielder, who scored 17 goals in 151 caps, says the last week has only illustrated further how important it is for Americans to make their views heard and vote in their federal and local elections.