Meghan McCain slams athlete Gwen Berry for portraying US as ‘cr**hole

OLYMPIAN Gwen Berry is portraying America as anirredeemable cr**holeafter turning her back on the US flag, Meghan McCain claims.

The athlete, 31, has been under fire following her flag protest as the National Anthem rang out during a medal ceremony at the US Olympic trials in Oregon op Saterdag.

Meghan McCain slammed Gwen Berry after the athlete's flag protest

Meghan McCain slammed Gwen Berry after the athlete’s flag protestKrediet: Abc
The Olympian turned her back on the US flag at an Olympic trial event

The Olympian turned her back on the US flag at an Olympic trial eventKrediet: Getty Images – Getty

Die uitsig host accused Berry of creating a potential national security risk.

Sy het gese: “The problem I have is this woman is doing this internationally.

And if anyone just saw Vladimir Putin’s recent speech when he met with President Biden, he’s using the propaganda that America is an irredeemable cr**hole against us, saying ‘You think your country is so great over there?’ You don’t even treat your people correctly.

Meghan recalled a story that was told to her by her late father Sen. John McCain, Fox News berigte.

One of McCain’s inmates Mike Christian sewed an American flag onto his fellow prisonersuniform so they could recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Meghan added: 'So, excuse me if I don’t think some of these athletes are representing America in the same way.”

Instead of turning to face the flag, she faced the crowd

Instead of turning to face the flag, she faced the crowdKrediet: Getty

The View host’s tirade came after the Olympic hammer thrower insisted the anthem is “disrespectful” to black Americans.

Sy het gese: “If you know your history, you know the full song of the national anthem. The third paragraph speaks to slaves in America — our blood being slain … all over the floor.

“It’s disrespectful, and it does not speak for black Americans.”

The third stanza of the anthem the athlete was referring to contains the lyrics: “Their blood has washed out their foul footstep’s pollution,”En, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”

Berry has insisted that she doesn’t hate her country.

Berry said she doesn't hate America

Berry said she doesn’t hate AmericaKrediet: BNC News

She told CNN affiliate Black News Channel: “I never said that I didn’t want to go to the Olympic games. I never said that I hated the country. I never said that.

“All I said was I respect my people enough to not stand or acknowledge something that disrespects them.”

Berry turned her back as the Star-Spangled Banner rang out during the medal ceremony.

The hammer thrower, who came third, was pictured with her hand on her hip before she turned to face the stands.

She held up a t-shirt with "Activist Athlete' emblazoned on it

She held up a t-shirt withActivist Athleteemblazoned on itKrediet: AP

She then pulled up her black T-Shirt with the wordsActivist Athleteemblazoned on the front.

Berry later claimed that she had beenset upand said she felt as though the anthem had been playedon purpose.

Sy het gese: “I feel like it was a setup and they did it on purpose. I was p***ed to be honest.

She claimed the National Anthem doesn’t speak for her.

GOP Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said the athlete should be removed from the US Olympic Team following her protest.

Hy het gesê: “If Ms. Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there’s no reason she needs to compete for our country. She should be removed from the Olympic team.”

The 31-year-old previously competed in the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro but failed to qualify for the medal round.

The athlete made the Olympic team for a second time with her third place finish.

She protested during the national anthem before as she raised her right fist during the 2019 Pan-American Games that were held in Peru.