Patriotic Olympic Medalist on Being Pro-America: ‘God Spoke through Me’
Tamrya Mensah-Stock says she was divinely inspired
Olympic gold medalist Tamrya Mensah-Stock revealed her viral pro-America comments were inspired by God, reaffirming she would not want to live anywhere else in the world apart from the United States.
Mensah-Stock became the second-ever woman to win gold from the United States, also making history by being the first black woman.
Shortly after her victory, she gave an interview while wrapped in the American flag.
"I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there,” she famously told reporters.
Her comments came as a refreshing reminder there are still patriotic athletes in American amid the 'woke' brigade who pushed political agendas and other social justice issues while kneeling before the national anthem.
The Team USA women’s soccer team took a knee before playing against Sweden while shot-putter Raven Saunders displayed an “X” with her arms while receiving a medal.
The 'woke' stance did not go down well with American viewers, which was reflected in NBC’s dismal Olympic ratings, which plummeted by 50% compared to 2016.
The network was even forced to give their advertisers free airtime due to the awful ratings.
Neon Nettle reported:
Brian Steinberg, Variety senior TV editor, wrote the drop had spurred "advertiser anxiety," which was made worse when legendary American gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from team competition.
He noted a media buying executive who said the early viewership numbers "clearly are not what NBC, our agency, or our clients were looking for" from an expensive investment."When you look at the numbers, it's hard to be pleased with them," Andy Billings, director of the sports communications program at the University of Alabama, told the AP.
Mensah-Stock told Fox News she was inspired by God for her comments:
“That specific moment when he asked me that I felt like, I went into a trance, and God just spoke through me, and I was like, ‘All right, look directly at the camera and just go,’’ she told the hosts.
She added her words could help stem the negativity that had dogged the games.
“I know there’s a lot of negativity going on, and I just want to enlighten people of my feelings to spread positivity, and it happened,” she said.
She later said she is pleased with what she said.
“I was born here,” Mensah-Stock said.
“My dad is an immigrant from Ghana, where he met my mom. I grew up in Texas. It’s the only place I know, and I have traveled all over the world, and I definitely wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I prefer here. Japan was beautiful, here is better.”
In a separate interview, Mensah-Stock said she plans to use her winning to help her mother buy a food truck.
“She’s always doing back-breaking work and — I’ve just seen her struggling ever since my dad died, and I don’t like seeing it,” she told reporters.
“I made a promise to her, and she loves cooking. It’s just one of her passions. Growing up, we’d be like, ‘Ooh, mommy, you put your back into this food."
"Like you literally put your foot in it.'”