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A columnist for USA Today Sports has suggested that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees should put a halt to athletes visiting the Trump White House, until after the 2020 presidential election.
In her August 22 article, columnist Christine Brennan said that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee needs to end the visits to the Trump White House because the president has turned every sports visit into a “self-aggrandizing fiasco.”
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Trump’s record on White House visits by sports teams is by now well known. He has taken one of the most benign slices of Americana and turned it into a self-aggrandizing fiasco. He makes decisions about which teams can come to the White House and which ones can’t based on personal slights and preposterous misinformation. Athletes who should simply be allowed to celebrate their achievements become pawns in Trump’s cutthroat Washington chess match.
Brennan insisted that Trump will “crave a visit by several hundred U.S. athletes” as the 2020 campaign season begins to wind down.
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“There’s no telling how he might manipulate the moment for his purposes. One can imagine him using Olympians and Paralympians as props for a final election ad,” Brennan carped.
The columnist then went on to regurgitate the lie that President Trump “mocked” a disabled person.
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[My bold] “Some of these athletes have understandably and courageously spoken out against Trump, a man who has used racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic language, has bragged about sexually assaulting women and has mocked a disabled person, among his many insults and taunts,” she wrote.
President Trump never made fun of a person’s disability. He did...
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