The president of the United States believes women earn less because they draw fewer people to the stadium as their male counterparts.
The fight for equal pay in the world of women’s football continues.
This past year’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg decided not to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup because she believes she’s not receiving the same treatment as the men.
And the United States women’s national team has sued the U.S. football federation for the lack of equal pay.
Footballer Megan Rapinoe has then protested the American national anthem, which has angered many, including U.S. president Donald Trump who does not think it’s appropriate.
“No. I don’t think so,” Trump said to The Hill.
“I love watching women’s soccer.”
“They’re really talented,” he added.
“I think a lot of it also has to do with economics.”
“I mean who draws more, where is the money coming in,” he said.
“I know that when you have the great stars like [Portugal’s Cristiano] Ronaldo and some of these stars, that get paid a lot of money, but they draw hundreds of thousands of people.”
“But I haven’t taken a position on that at all,” he added.
“I’d have to look at it.”
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) June 24, 2019