The U.S. seriously considered withdrawing from the 2018 Olympics??
Man, Donald Trump will not rest until we are the laughingstock of the entire world…
This temporary insanity all started when United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley implied during a Fox News interview that the recently exacerbated (by someone…) tensions with North Korea could make it too unsafe for the United States to send athletes to the games in Pyeongchang.
Obviously reporters had to ask White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the official position on this nonsense — to which she shocked by saying:
“No official decision has been made.”
No decision on whether to attend the Olympics? Seriously, WTF??
Wow. That must have gotten an even quicker, more negative response than most of the tripe out of the White House, because in an uncharacteristic move, Sanders tweeted out almost immediately after the briefing that the U.S. would NOT be skipping the games this year.
Though that might change when Trump sees what Lindsey Vonn said about him…
UPDATE: The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 7, 2017
Of course, the fact we even considered dropping out had Twitter aflame with forehead slaps, as well as theories Trump was trying to send a message of solidarity with Vladimir Putin after Russia was banned from the games for doping violations.
Ch-ch-check out some of the hottest takes on the Winter Olympics fiasco (below):
This week in Trump (so far):
*Monday: endorses pedophile
*Tuesday: biggest land grab in US history
*Wednesday: Jerusalem announcement ignites Middle East, slurs words
*Thursday: US may not attend Olympics
There was a time when we boycotted the Olympics because they were going to be in Russia. Now we’re their little lapdog and won’t go if they aren’t there. #TrumpRussia#2018Olympics
— David Cypkin (@DavidCypkin) December 7, 2017
I wonder if their decision would be different if the Olympics aired on Fox instead of NBC.
— carole katz (@carole_katz) December 7, 2017
There are two Olympics stories this week. Russia being ousted. And now, out of the blue, the US potentially staying home. The WH would be wise, for our allies, to give an explanation that shows they were thinking of this before yesterday.
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) December 7, 2017
America is ragequitting the Winter Olympics because Donald Trump had a weird argument with Shaun White 16 years ago
— Yule Hog (@ByYourLogic) December 7, 2017
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