Trump Threatens Rival World Cup Bidders


 

❝ Critics have slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment as a complete violation of FIFA rules regarding political interference in the bidding process.

❝ “The US has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump posted on Twitter on Thursday.

“It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?”

The senseless inadequate guttersnipe currently occupying a seat in the Oval Office treats sport with the ignorance, greed, and sophistry you would expect from a bully.

4 thoughts on “Trump Threatens Rival World Cup Bidders

  1. Hooligan says:

    “United States, Canada and Mexico win vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup” (USA TODAY) https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/worldcup/2018/06/13/2026-world-cup-usa-host-mexico-canada/692011002/
    “Officials leading a North American bid for soccer’s 2026 World Cup said letters from President Trump have reassured FIFA voters that the United States will allow entry to teams, officials and fans from any country.” (NYT)
    “Countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup” (FIFATV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj123R2jzkY

  2. Stranger than Fiction says:

    “NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution” (CNN 7/9/18 https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/08/politics/world-health-assembly-breastfeeding/index.html)
    The United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring, The New York Times reported Sunday.
    The US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance of breastfeeding for infants and working against misleading attempts to sell substitutes for a mother’s milk, the Times reported, citing more than a dozen participants from various countries, many of whom requested anonymity for fear of US retaliation.
    The US delegation threatened retribution on trade and military aid to Ecuador to get the nation to drop the resolution, according to the Times, and said at least a dozen countries also avoided the resolution out of fear of the US. Members of the delegation also suggested cutting US funding for the World Health Organization.

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