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Just wait and accept an invitation to visit the White House after the next election, Christine Brennan counsels 2020 Olympians. The sports columnist for USA Today assumes America will have a new president by then so the Olympians should just wait and visit the White House then.
Showing herself to be just another member of the Trump-deranged left, Brennan lashes out against the president but it is at the expense of the athletes. For her own petty political preferences, she claims that the Olympians must avoid a meeting with President Trump. She claims she doesn’t want him to use the visit for his own political purposes, like in a campaign ad, for example.
The 2020 Summer Games will be held in Tokyo and typically a visit to the White House would occur in September or October. Christine Brennan admits her idea for the Olympians to skip a meeting with Trump has nothing to do with them and everything to do with him. She wants the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to meet with the Trump administration and agree to wait until after the 2020 presidential election. A visit in September or October would just be too close for her comfort with the election in November.
Brennan believes the thought of a visit with President Trump will be too distracting for the athletes, you see. She thinks to postpone a White House visit would protect the athletes from becoming “pawns in Trump’s cutthroat Washington chess match.
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.
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